Nassau officials report spike in COVID-19 cases since start of fall semester

According to County Executive Laura Curran, of the 6,600 people tested on Friday, 107 came back positive.

News 12 Staff

Sep 6, 2020, 12:30 AM

Updated 1,416 days ago

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Nassau officials reported a spike in COVID-19 cases since the start of the fall semester.
According to County Executive Laura Curran, of the 6,600 people tested on Friday, 107 came back positive. One-third of those infections are college-age people.
Curran says over the last seven days, 111 Nassau residents who are students at universities outside the county have tested positive for COVID-19.
Ken Vicino, the father of a SUNY Oneonta student who was sent home to Hicksville after the college closed its campus, says his daughter just tested positive for COVID-19.
"They only quarantined the kids for three days, they didn't test them upon releasing them, they just released them and now there's a major outbreak," Vicino says.
SUNY Oneonta suddenly shut down earlier this week due to a COVID-19 outbreak on campus, where nearly 500 students tested positive for the virus.
Students have since been sent home for the remainder of the fall semester.
 


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