Bellone declares state of emergency; 21 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Suffolk County

The Suffolk County Department of Health announced late Thursday afternoon that an East Hampton resident tested positive for the coronavirus bringing the total number of cases in Suffolk to 21.
Health officials say the resident is a woman in her late 70s. They say she is under mandatory quarantine.
Officials from East Hampton town and its villages, along with emergency responders and school officials, urged East Hampton residents to limit their person-to-person contact in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. 
Earlier in the day Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced he will be canceling all large events and urged social distancing. Suffolk health officials have also recommended that all parades scheduled for this weekend in the county should be canceled.
"We have spoken with the organizers of the parade across the county and they all agreed that they will be postponed to help mitigate," says Bellone.
Bellone stressed that everyone will pull through this.
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