Officials: Coronavirus cases on Long Island stay at 4 with test results pending

Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Saturday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state reached 89.

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2020, 12:46 PM

Updated 1,499 days ago

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Saturday as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the state reached 89.
There are four confirmed cases on Long Island and test results for the virus are pending for 16 people in Nassau County and nine in Suffolk County.
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All of the Long Island cases are in Nassau County. So far, no confirmed cases have been reported in Suffolk County.
Three of the patients from Long Island are hospitalized and the other is quarantined at home.
All of the Nassau County cases are connected to one another. The first reported case was a 42-year-old Uniondale man and the other three are women, who have been described as his close contacts.
Testing is set to get underway at several medical centers throughout the state, including Northwell Health's laboratory in Lake Success.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says an Uber driver who tested positive in Queens works on Long Island. The ride share company says that driver no longer has access to the app.
Cuomo says he expects and hopes to find more positive cases so those people can be treated and quarantined.
"The more positives you find, the better, because then you can isolate them and you slow the spread," Cuomo says.
Dozens of people on Long Island are already being quarantined.
 


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