Curran: Over 2,000 cases of coronavirus in the county; 9 deaths

Nassau County has 52 residents hospitalized with 11 in critical condition.

News 12 Staff

Mar 22, 2020, 1:00 PM

Updated 1,579 days ago

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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced that there are now 2,442 cases of COVID-19 in the county – including nine deaths.
The two new deaths were a Town of Hempstead man who was 51 years of age and a Town of Hempstead man who was 81 years of age. Both men had underlying health conditions.
Nassau County has 52 residents hospitalized with 11 in critical condition.

Curran is asking all essential workers who are commuting on buses to exit and enter them through the back door for health and safety reasons. Fares will not be collected.
The county says parks remain opened, however, golf courses are closed at county facilities. In addition, all ball fields, tennis courts and basketball courts will remain closed.
Curran also says she is discouraging kids from playing in playgrounds.
County officials say public safety officers will be patrolling parks to make sure the rules are being abided by.
Nassau County also announced it is filing an emergency resolution to be able to accept donations of masks, supplies to first responders.
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