Bellone: 7 pediatric cases of syndrome believed to be connected to COVID-19 in Suffolk

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided his Tuesday COVID-19 update with numbers on a syndrome believed to be connected to the coronavirus.
Briefing Notes:
- Landscaping, nursery businesses prepared to reopen as part of statewide effort.
- Bellone stresses continuing social distancing where possible, wearing masks as economy reopens.
- Bellone: 7 pediatric cases of the COVID-19-related syndrome in Suffolk hospitals, 1 death.
- State system not back online - some numbers not updated.
- 150 new county coronavirus cases - doesn't include cases from antibody testing.
- Death toll rises by 15 to 1,654.
- Monday hospitalization numbers: Decrease in hospitalizations by 15 - total of 575. First time below 600 since end of March.
- Decline in ICU bed patients by 6 - 216 total. (May 10 numbers)
- Hospital capacity: 70% level (1 of 7 metrics needed to reopen)
- ICU bed capacity: 66%.
- Bereavement support group via Association for Mental Health and Wellness - bereavement.mhaw.org
- Free Rite Aid testing for those 18+ in Shirley and Selden locations - must pre-register.


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