By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The holiday travel rush seems to be starting as COVID-19 cases and deaths rise across the nation, while AAA reports that fewer people in the tri-state area will be traveling this year. AAA expects an almost 35% drop in holiday travel across the Philadelphia area compared to this time last year.

AAA says to expect a 37% drop in New Jersey and 27% drop in Delaware in the number of travelers.

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Meanwhile, according to the TSA, more than 1 million people nationwide were screened on both Friday and Saturday.

The TSA says this is the first time since the pandemic began that more than 1 million people were screened on consecutive days.

The numbers hint at an early rush for holiday air travel, something the CDC has warned against.

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