Bellone: COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,000 in Suffolk County

"What we are doing is having a big impact...We should take solace that lives are being saved every day," says Bellone.

News 12 Staff

Apr 25, 2020, 11:06 AM

Updated 1,542 days ago

Share:

Bellone: COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,000 in Suffolk County
undefined
The death toll from the COVID-19 pandemic surpassed 1,000 residents in Suffolk, County Executive Steve Bellone announced during his daily briefing on Saturday.
The total number deaths stand at 1,042 in the county against a total of 31,921 confirmed cases.
Bellone had “good news” however, saying that there was a reduction of 143 patients in county hospitals in the last day. That brings the total hospitalized in the county to 1,175.
"What we are doing is having a big impact,” Bellone said of continued social distancing guidelines. “We should take solace that lives are being saved every day."
The county executive also says some golf courses will open on Monday and says reusable face coverings form the federal government will be distributed to vulnerable populations in the county.
Briefing Notes:
  • There are 31,921 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk County.
  • Bellone lauds essential employees who put their safety at risk. He urges Suffolk residents to continue to be vigilant before and after the beginning of a phased opening.
  • "We have seen a reduction of 143 people in our hospitals in the last 24 hours. It brings the total hospitalized to 1,175." Check out the Suffolk County COVID-19 Tracker.
  • Bellone says the reduced patients is "great news."
  • On COVID-19 guidelines: "What we are doing is having a big impact...We should take solace that lives are being saved every day."
  • Bellone: The death toll has surpassed 1,000 Suffolk County residents. It stands at 1,042, with 49 additional deaths in 24 hours. 
PHOTOS: Countries around the world cope with COVID-19
undefined
 
 


More from News 12
2:15
Lifeguards on high alert following shark sighting offshore at Lido Beach

Lifeguards on high alert following shark sighting offshore at Lido Beach

2:15
HEAT ALERT: Heat, humidity continue with spotty storms possible tonight

HEAT ALERT: Heat, humidity continue with spotty storms possible tonight

0:22
Police: Hampton Bays High School teacher had inappropriate texting relationship with student

Police: Hampton Bays High School teacher had inappropriate texting relationship with student

0:17
Person wanted for setting off fireworks, damaging Stony Brook home

Person wanted for setting off fireworks, damaging Stony Brook home

0:22
Police: 11-year-old boy hospitalized after being hit by car in Roosevelt

Police: 11-year-old boy hospitalized after being hit by car in Roosevelt

1:45
Wantagh native earns second trip to Olympics

Wantagh native earns second trip to Olympics

1:55
Made on Long Island: BubbleGoat in Shoreham

Made on Long Island: BubbleGoat in Shoreham

7:10
Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

Trump picks Sen. JD Vance of Ohio, a once-fierce critic turned loyal ally, as his GOP running mate

1:18
Long Islanders seek to stay safe from sun amid intense heat

Long Islanders seek to stay safe from sun amid intense heat

0:47
NY AG, NYCLU sue Nassau County over controversial law on transgender athletes

NY AG, NYCLU sue Nassau County over controversial law on transgender athletes

0:26
Christopher Carini, Hempstead councilman and veteran law enforcement officer, has died

Christopher Carini, Hempstead councilman and veteran law enforcement officer, has died

1:58
Video of suspect in DWI crash that killed 2 Roslyn teens shown in court

Video of suspect in DWI crash that killed 2 Roslyn teens shown in court

1:49
Huntington woman says house fire may have damaged artifacts she planned to display

Huntington woman says house fire may have damaged artifacts she planned to display

0:26
Cooling centers open in Hempstead and Riverhead amid excessive heat

Cooling centers open in Hempstead and Riverhead amid excessive heat

2:07
Dr. Sanjey Gupta offers health tips amid dangerous heat conditions

Dr. Sanjey Gupta offers health tips amid dangerous heat conditions

3:40
Long Island officials reflect on Trump assassination attempt and security concerns for future public events

Long Island officials reflect on Trump assassination attempt and security concerns for future public events

3:30
Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

Trump heads to convention as authorities investigate motive, security in assassination attempt

0:17
Police: Suspect wanted for fleeing scene of crash in Shirley

Police: Suspect wanted for fleeing scene of crash in Shirley

0:28
Police: 3 people injured following wrong-way crash in West Islip

Police: 3 people injured following wrong-way crash in West Islip

1:37
Family rallies for harsher penalties for drivers under the influence of marijuana following fatal incident

Family rallies for harsher penalties for drivers under the influence of marijuana following fatal incident