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Bellone: COVID-19 numbers are spiking in Suffolk County; infection rate stands at 6.2%

In Suffolk, the infection rate stands at 6.5%.

News 12 Staff

Dec 9, 2020, 11:28 PM

Updated 1,291 days ago

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Suffolk officials say cases of COVID-19 are spiking across the county in numbers not seen since the worst months of the pandemic.
County Executive Steve Bellone said at the beginning of November, Suffolk averaged 66 new cases a day. There are now more than 1,000 new cases a day in five out of the last seven days.
 The number of new confirmed cases Monday was 1,164 in Suffolk, and 863 in Nassau, for a total of 2,027 here on Long Island.
"We have not even entered the winter season yet, and we know that will be the time when it will be most easiest for this virus to transmit from one person to another," says Bellone.
In Suffolk, the infection rate stands at 6.2%, a slight drop from the previous day. A total of six more people in the county died from the virus Monday.
Meanwhile in Nassau, the infection rate stands at 5.8% and five people died in the county on Monday. Executive Laura Curran says 365 COVID-19 patients are in county hospitals.


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