Nassau reports 11% decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations in past 3 days

As of Friday night, COVID-19 hospitalizations in the 11 hospitals across the area were at 2,204.

News 12 Staff

Apr 18, 2020, 1:20 PM

Updated 1,559 days ago

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Nassau reports 11% decrease in COVID-19 hospitalizations in past 3 days
 
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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says there are a total of 28,539 positive cases of COVID-19 in the county as of Friday night. Meanwhile, 1,109 residents have died from the virus.
On a positive note, Curran announced that there has been an 11 percent decrease over the last three days in the number of hospitalizations across Nassau.
As of Friday night, COVID-19 hospitalizations in the 11 hospitals across the area were 2,204. That number is down 135 from day before. Additionally, patients on ventilators has decreased to 485 - four fewer from day before.
Lastly, the total number of discharges continue to be robust – 258 as of Friday night.
Curran announced the county is starting to plan on reopening things like marinas, golf course and some beaches, including Nickerson Beach, so that residents have open space. However, the timeline is not clear.
Curran also announced that the Nassau Legislature has asked for a delay in school property tax collection due in May. However, Curran stressed she has a commitment to continue running county government and providing services to residents – saying 60 percent of the county income comes from sales tax and property taxes.
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