Suffolk's COVID-19 hospitalizations drop under 300 for first time since late March

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone provided his Friday COVID-19 update, with more drops in county hospitalization and ICU numbers.
Briefing Notes:

- Suffolk is looking at Gov. Cuomo's phase 2 guidelines - Bellone says county is in a position to watch and learn from jurisdictions that open earlier.
- Bellone talks again about accelerating outdoor dining - having conversations to make it happen.
- Online portal for camping reservations go back online at 4 p.m. - went down due to overwhelming demand last week.
- 86 new COVID-19 cases in Suffolk - 'Good to be under 100.'
- Down under 300 hospitalizations for first time since third week in March - drop of 10 over 24-hour period.
- ICU bed decline of 7 to 85 total.
- 68% hospital capacity - 61% ICU bed capacity.
- 1,879 total deaths - increase of 8.
- 26 COVID-19 patient discharges.
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