State keeping an eye on Westbury's COVID-19 numbers as positive case rate rises

On Long Island, the rate is just 1.3%. But he says that Westbury's 2% rate has the potential to cause concern.

News 12 Staff

Oct 2, 2020, 9:44 PM

Updated 1,329 days ago

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Another community in Nassau County is being watched closely by the state as a potential COVID-19 hot spot.
According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the highest spike in the state is a neighborhood in Orange County, where 17% of people tested came up positive.
"The hot spots are Orange, Rockland, New York City and a small area in Nassau," says Cuomo.
On Long Island, the rate is just 1.3%. But he says that Westbury's 2% rate has the potential to cause concern.
On this week's edition of News 12's Power and Politics, Nassau Executive Laura Curran said, "I would just urge everyone keep doing what you're doing, keep using common sense, we know the face masks work, we know social distancing works."
With numbers rising in some places, Cuomo is stressing the importance of people wearing masks and social distancing. He says it is local governments' job to enforce those COVID-19 rules.
"Compliance is not where it needs to be and that's the way the virus spreads. They have to enforce the law," says Cuomo.


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