Curran reports 10th death in Nassau as COVID-19 cases increase

Nassau County Executive Curran stressed that the primary focus of the county continues to be equipping hospital workers with beds, ventilators and keeping staff healthy.

News 12 Staff

Mar 24, 2020, 3:43 PM

Updated 1,552 days ago

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran says there are a total of 2,869 in Nassau County – 400 more cases than Monday. Curran also announced the 10th death in the county – a 85-year-old man from the Town of Oyster Bay.
During a press conference Tuesday afternoon, officials announced that a total of 70 people have been hospitalized in the county with COVID-19 and 14 people are in critical condition.
Officials are also investigating 18 positive cases at A. Holly Patterson Extended Care in Uniondale.
Curran stressed that the primary focus of the county continues to be equipping hospital workers with beds, ventilators and keeping staff healthy. The county is accepting medical equipment donations at Eisenhower Park all week to help.
In addition, the police department is reporting a 10 percent increase in domestic violence cases since the same time last year. The county says a second safe environment center is opening, and residents can call 516-542-0404.
On a positive note, Curran announced that starting Thursday the county will reopen golf courses and driving ranges. However, there is a one person per golf cart limit.


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