Suffolk's 5-day streak of decreases in hospitalizations comes to an end

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided his Tuesday COVID-19 update.

News 12 Staff

Apr 21, 2020, 5:56 PM

Updated 1,553 days ago

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Suffolk's 5-day streak of decreases in hospitalizations comes to an end
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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided his Tuesday COVID-19 update.
BRIEFING NOTES
- Bellone reiterates that he sent a letter to Treasury Sec. Steve Mnuchin in hopes of getting property tax relief.
- 28,701 total cases - 587 new cases in past 24 hours.
- Death toll reaches 888 - Bellone notes that 'increase is smaller than we've seen' with 29 new deaths.
- 5-day streak of dips in hospitalizations ends - +23 added hospitalizations.
- 741 beds available, 140 ICU beds available.
- 68 hospital discharges in last 24 hours.
- 2.5 million PPE distributed across Suffolk since crisis began.
- Bellone lauds Suffolk's 311 program during the crisis, applauds employees and legislators who have pitched in.
- Bellone gives credit to Suffolk police for helping stop crime during the pandemic.
PHOTOS: Coronavirus heroes on the front lines
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