Nassau opens additional COVID-19 testing site in hard hit Long Beach

The testing site will be outside Mount Sinai South Nassau Primary Care Center and will offer both viral and antibody testing.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2020, 4:19 PM

Updated 1,488 days ago

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Nassau opens additional COVID-19 testing site in hard hit Long Beach
 
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Nassau officials announced that an additional COVID-19 testing site will be opening in Long Beach on June 23 – a hard hit community in the county with more than 750 confirmed cases.
The testing site will be outside Mount Sinai South Nassau Primary Care Center and will offer both viral and antibody testing.
Health officials say Long Beach is considered a high-risk area for spread due to the densely populated housing.
“Testing is such an important part to coming back, to bringing our economy back. Viral testing is robust and continues to be robust. Total number of people in Nassau tested for viral is 252,569,” says Nassau County Executive Laura Curran.
 Curran urged that the more the county tests, the more officials could contain the spread with tracing.
Nassau previously partnered with FQHC to open several other testing facilities across the county – including those in Westbury, Freeport and Elmont.
In a 24-hour period, officials say 29 new cases of COVID-19 were identified through testing. Currently, the county is down to 96 hospitalizations and 19 ventilated patients. One new death was reported.
 
 


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