90% lesser travelers due to coronavirus this year

Transportation Security Airport checkpoint numbers indicate that the number of airline passengers dropped below 200,000 as a result of coronavirus.

Only 184,027 people went through TSA checkpoints on Saturday and 199,644 on Fridays. During the same two days last year, 2.1 million and 2.5 million people went through TSA checkpoints.

Fewer than 2 million passengers a day have been traveling since March 9 and 1 million a day since March 17. Since March 22, the number has remained below 500,000.

Airlines have drastically limited their schedules as the coronavirus has engulfed the globe. Domestic airlines have cut their flights by 70% to 90%.

According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 124,000 Americans tested positive for coronavirus as of Sunday, and about 2,200 died of COVID-19.

At least 50 officers tested positive at airports around the country. The number is likely to be higher due to lack of access to testing in many parts of the world, according to TSA.

The State Department issued its highest advisory, Level 4, on international travel, urging Americans to stop overseas travel.

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