Nassau reports 40% decline in COVID-19 hospitalizations; more testing sites to open

Nassau officials reported the 13th day in a row of decreased hospitalizations – bringing the total hospitalizations to 1,459 across the 11 Long Island hospitals.
The latest numbers show a 40% decline since Nassau hit its high mark a few weeks ago.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says there are three steps that need to be taken to start opening the economy, according to the Center for Disease Control.
Besides a decrease of hospitalizations, a downward trajectory of those testing positive and ramped up testing are needed.
In Nassau County, three weeks ago 50% of people were testing positive, as of Tuesday, that number stands at 21%.
Nassau officials say they are ramping up testing and antibody testing. The antibody testing for first responders is expected to be available through Northwell Health in the coming days.
A testing site opened Tuesday in Elmont, and in the coming days a testing site is expected to open in New Cassel.
People who meet the criteria can make an appointment by called 516-396-7900.