Nassau, Suffolk officials issue warning as cases continue to increase

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says the infection rate in the county has remained above 6%.

News 12 Staff

Dec 8, 2020, 4:52 PM

Updated 1,282 days ago

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Long Island officials are issuing a warning for all residents as cases are increasing across the area.
Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone says the infection rate in the county has remained above 6%.
“Today’s infection rate remains above 6% once again, and this week we saw four straight days of new cases over 1,000. To put this in perspective, during the height of the pandemic this spring, Suffolk County only saw 12 days over 1,000 new cases,” says Bellone.
Nassau County Executive Laura Curran also gave a statement on the recent surge saying, "At the moment hospital capacity is not a pressing threat in Nassau County, but the trend is heading in the wrong direction. To save lives and prevent further restrictions on restaurants and other businesses, we must do everything we can to hold the line."
Curran added that at the peak of the pandemic, Nassau had almost 2,600 patients with COVID-19, compared to 337 in hospitals on Sunday.


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