Bellone: Suffolk hits new hospitalizations metric for second straight day

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided his Thursday COVID-19 update. Notes below:
- State issues guidance for business reopening -- Suffolk not part of that, but will distribute the information so they are ready.
- Bellone: 'Not clear when' county will meet the numbers needed to enter first phase.
- Bellone: Anyone who needs information on businesses, contact 311
- Along metrics needed to be hit, Suffolk hits new hospitalization metric for second day in a row.
- Overall county hospitalizations -- decrease by 10. ICU bed occupancy down by 31.
- 17 additional Suffolk deaths, 1,697 total death toll.
- 39 COVID-19 hospital discharges in last 24 hours.
- 4,935 people tested at hot spot sites - positive rate of 35.5%.
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