Suffolk COVID-19 hospitalizations dip again, Bellone details tax relief efforts

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided his Thursday COVID-19 update, where he gave the county's newest figures and more information on property taxes and donations.

News 12 Staff

Apr 16, 2020, 5:40 PM

Updated 1,465 days ago

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Suffolk COVID-19 hospitalizations dip again, Bellone details tax relief efforts
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided his Thursday COVID-19 update, where he gave the county's newest figures and more information on property taxes and donations.
UPDATES:
- Bellone laments the Suffolk County Tax Act - An old law that he says is blocking people from seeing property tax relief. Calls it "archaic."
- About 960 new cases, 24,483 positive cases in total.
- Bellone: 'Leveling off' of cases -- decrease of 45 COVID-19 hospitalizations -- total of 1,585.
- First decrease in hospitalizations since beginning of week.
- ICU bed occupants decline by 25, intubations also down.
- 3,425 total beds in Suffolk -- 655 beds available, 112 ICU beds available.
- 152 COVID-19 discharges from county hospitals.
- Bellone remembers death of 'one of our own,' Suffolk transportation contractor Ed Keller.
- No update on county death toll.
- Bellone talks about the opening of two additional hotspot testing sites.
- Bellone thanks Suffolk authorities for their work. Says police caught a person trying to commit a phone scam on an elderly person.
- County receives donation of 7,300 isolation lab coats to give to health care workers.
- Task force will put together panel of experts to look at county financial damage, COVID-19 impact.
PHOTOS: Coronavirus heroes on the front lines
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