Coronavirus Long Island: Nassau and Suffolk counties report more than 5,500 COVID-19 cases

LONG ISLAND (WABC) — Long Island has 5,545 optimistic coronavirus cases. 2,260 cases are in Suffolk County.

Nassau County is now reporting 3,285 cases of coronavirus and 7 further deaths, bringing the county’s complete COVID-19 fatalities to 17.

Meantime, a sixth resident of a Long Island retirement group handed away from the coronavirus.

Continuously Requested Questions
The place are the testing facilities
The place is COVID-19 now?
New York updates
New York Metropolis updates
New Jersey updates
Connecticut updates


MARCH 25, 2020

College students ship movies to residents of assisted dwelling facility
College students from a college on Long island are sending video messages to residents at an assisted dwelling facility to allow them to know they don’t seem to be alone throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus cases proceed to rise in each counties
Long Island has 5,545 optimistic coronavirus cases.
2,260 cases are in Suffolk County and 17 deaths are reported.
Nassau County is now reporting 3,285 cases of coronavirus and 7 further deaths, bringing the county’s complete COVID-19 fatalities to 17.

Retirement group deaths improve
A sixth resident of the Peconic Touchdown retirement group in Greenport, Suffolk County died from the coronavirus. The member was an 89-year-old man who examined optimistic on 3/22.

MARCH 24, 2020

Calling for assist
Nassau County is urging individuals to not name 911 once they obtain a optimistic analysis of the coronavirus. Officers say many individuals are calling 911 for that cause, which isn’t acceptable.

Officers need individuals to know assist remains to be obtainable. You’ll be able to name the Protected Middle LI hotline 24 hours a day at 516-542-0404.

Suffolk County updates numbers
Suffolk County introduced it has 4 new deaths Tuesday, bringing the full variety of fatalities to 17.

Nassau County Police Division numbers rise
Nassau County police say 24 officers have now examined optimistic for COVID-19.

Nassau County numbers improve dramatically
Nassau County Govt Laura Curran introduced Tuesday that there have been 427 new cases within the county to carry the full to 2,869. She stated 70 persons are hospitalized, with 14 in important situation. Up to now, 10 individuals have died within the county from COVID-19.

The newest demise is an 85-year-old man from the City of Oyster Bay. Testing necessities at the moment are tighter at Jones Seaside. First responders and well being care staff are being given first precedence.

Nassau County gathering complaints
For those who hear of locations being open, bars, weddings you may e-mail There have been 200 complaints since Monday. Fines are for as much as $5,000. The county has heard about weddings in backyards, bars opening up again doorways, and they’re investigating.

Home violence calls are up 10% to police.

Nassau County reopening golf programs
County golf programs will reopen this Thursday. The programs will lengthen area between tee occasions, and just one individual is permitted per golf cart. On the driving ranges, solely each different stall will probably be stuffed.

Medical triage tents being arrange at hospital
The 2 medical tents Mount Sinai South Nassau’s emergency division in Oceanside will deploy to expedite the separation of sufferers with COVID-19 signs from these presenting with different emergency medical points. The tents are being erected Tuesday. The tents will probably be geared up with fundamental emergency medical tools for evaluation and acceptable triage of sufferers.

District Lawyer Tim Sini exams optimistic
Suffolk County District Lawyer Tim Sini has the coronavirus and is working remotely beneath self quarantine with none signs, officers introduced Tuesday.

Name for Medical Provides
Nassau County officers introduced a medical provide drive as hospitals have been in brief provide of masks, wipes, and gloves.

fifth demise at LI retirement group’s medical middle
Peconic Touchdown has obtained notification of a fifth demise amongst our members in reference to COVID-19. The member was an 88-year-old man and resident of Harbor North for Assisted Residing, recognized on March 22 whereas being hospitalized for signs of the virus. The member did have recognized preexisting situations.

Nassau County deaths
Two more deaths have been introduced by Nassau County Govt Laura Curran Monday, bringing the full to 9 deaths. Curran stated the deceased are a 51-year-old and 84-year-old from Hempstead, each whom had underlying well being situations. 52 individuals have been hospitalized as a result of coronavirus and 11 are in important situation, Curran added.

Suez urges individuals to not flush wipes
Suez North America is urging all residents all through its service territories to reject the label on so-called “flushable wipes” or different wipes and get rid of them within the rubbish. Officers say they’re clogging sewer methods, and blockages brought on by wipes drive utility staff to take away them in confined locations — and many occasions this have to be completed by hand, which is harmful and expensive.

LIRR takes more precautionary actions
All Long Island Rail Highway ticket workplaces will probably be shut down for precautionary causes due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak.

MARCH 21, 2020

Further demise, optimistic case at LI retirement group
Peconic Touchdown, a care retirement group on Greenport, Long Island, introduced the demise of a fourth member Friday night in reference to COVID-19. The member was an 89-year-old girl who has been on hospice within the Shores for Expert nursing for the final a number of months. She was positioned within the Peconic Touchdown group’s medical well being middle. Two more residents of the well being middle have examined optimistic, bringing the variety of optimistic cases to 14.

MARCH 20, 2020

Suffolk County numbers
Out of the 459 optimistic cases of COVID-19, 50 cases are individuals of their 20s, 50 cases are individuals of their 30s, most cases are individuals of their 40s and 50s. 1,439 individuals within the county have been laid off and more than 900 furloughed.

Retirement Group Deaths
Three residents of a Long Island retirement group have died from the coronavirus. They lived at Peconic Touchdown in Greenport.

MARCH 19, 2020

How Long Island’s largest college district is coping
The Brentwood College District has more than 20,000 college students and is New York State’s largest suburban college district. Roughly 85% of the scholars qualify totally free or diminished lunch and the district distributes roughly 21,000 meals each day. Within the wake of college closures as a result of coronavirus, college employees has been distributing 1000’s of meals each day to college students throughout 10 district websites.

Suffolk County fearful about hospital mattress scarcity
Suffolk County Govt Steve Bellone is anxious concerning the county’s skill to take care of a surge in coronavirus sufferers amid the COVID-19 outbreak, with numbers spiking each day.
Bellone stated Thursday out of the two,600 hospital beds within the county, simply 479 can be found proper now — and solely 74 ICU beds can be found.
“The query shouldn’t be what beds can be found proper now, actually, it is a query of what is going on to be wanted three, 4, 5 weeks from now when this virus reaches its peak,” he stated.

Belmont employee exams optimistic, NYRA suspends stay racing at Aqueduct Racetrack
The New York Racing Affiliation, Inc. (NYRA) introduced that stay racing at Aqueduct Racetrack will probably be suspended till additional noticeafter one in every of their employees members who lives and works at Belmont park examined optimistic Thursday for the coronavirus. The NYRA reported {that a} backstretch employee has been quarantined since creating signs the morning of March 13. His roommate was additionally quarantined at the moment.

Kohl’s closing shops over COVID-19
Kohl’s will probably be closing all of its shops briefly at efficient 7 p.m. native time on Thursday. The shops will probably be shuttered via a minimum of April 1. Retailer associates will get two weeks of pay after the closure. The web site and app will proceed to function, and purchases might be made there for dwelling supply.

Nassau County pronounces third coronavirus demise
Nassau County officers reported throughout a information convention a complete of 293 confirmed COVID-19 cases, up 15 from Wednesday, and a 3rd demise within the county. The third one that died was a 76-year-old girl who resided in Hempstead. She has not been recognized.

County officers additionally urged residents to watch out about receiving telephone scams throughout this time of disaster. Officers said that they’ve seen a 49% improve for the reason that begin of the outbreak.
LI seniors obtain meals donations whereas working towards social distancing
Whereas supermarkets throughout the nation have seen empty cabinets and involved prospects throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the non-profit meals financial institution Long Island Cares, Inc. continues to supply emergency meals to individuals in want.
The group estimates that roughly 54,000 seniors dwelling in Nassau and Suffolk Counties expertise meals insecurity and rely on the emergency meals community for ongoing help.

Long Island Rail Highway suspends money funds
LIRR has suspended money funds at ticket counters and on trains. It is the most recent transfer to assist cease the unfold of COVID-19. There at the moment are 152 cases in Suffolk, together with 278 in Nassau County to carry the full to 430 cases on Long Island. LIRR will now not settle for money funds at ticket counters and on trains.

MARCH 18, 2020

Mother and father regulate to working at dwelling and homeschooling

As more faculties throughout the nation shut, mother and father are struggling to stability working from dwelling whereas on the identical time managing their youngsters’s homeschooling.

“It isn’t pure to know how you can train if you have not been skilled in it,” stated Nassau County mother, Arey Ana. “I feel it is balanced, I feel that it’s a actually good time to spend high quality time together with your children, go exterior. I would not say go to anyplace else, however go exterior and get that bodily exercise in, but additionally arrange blocks.”

Distant studying will start March 23, the system is now working to search out computer systems and present Web entry for these households that lack the companies. Seize-and-go meals may even be obtainable on the faculties for youngsters.

Coronavirus testing begins at Stony Brook College

Suffolk County residents can now get examined for COVID-19 at Stony Brook College after a free drive-thru coronavirus testing facility opened Wednesday.

The cell testing web site options six lanes to accommodate as much as 1,000 exams per day and will probably be open seven days per week from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m

For those who want to be examined, name the State of New York Coronavirus Hotline 24/7 at 1-888-364-3065 to make an appointment.

Nassau County speaks out on psychological well being

Because the coronavirus pandemic continues to develop, many individuals are feeling plenty of nervousness. Psychological well being consultants say they’ve seen a rise in individuals asking for assist coping with the disaster.

Nassau County officers stated Wednesday they’re noticing more individuals coping with nervousness.

Some recommendation for nervousness and stress consists of attempt to set a schedule or routine, speak to one another, examine in on one another, carry out acts of kindness and train.

LIRR stops accepting money

The LIRR introduced Wednesday it can no lengthy settle for money funds at ticket counters or on board trains to forestall the unfold of coronavirus.

They’ll proceed to run common weekday service, however suggested those that need not journey to remain dwelling.

They’re additionally persevering with to disinfect their stations twice a day and cycle via their fleet of vehicles each 72 hours.

Suffolk County experiences ‘dramatic improve’ in coronavirus cases

Suffolk County officers reported a “dramatic soar” in COVID-19 cases, bringing the county complete to 152 optimistic exams.

Huntington now has essentially the most cases on Long Island, with 43. There are additionally 33 cases in Southold, 20 in Brookhaven, and 17 in Babylon.

Cases rise in Nassau County

There are 278 complete cases in Nassau County, a surge of 142 since Tuesday, County Govt Laura Curran introduced on Wednesday morning. An replace on the unfold in Suffolk County has not been launched.

As of Tuesday, 4 deaths have been confirmed on Long Island.

Nassau County introduced its first demise from the coronavirus on Tuesday, a 96-year-old man at Mercy Hospital. Suffolk County has had its third fatality from the virus, a girl in her 90s who was being handled at Huntington Hospital.

MARCH 17, 2020

Suffolk County has third coronavirus demise

A complete of 97 residents, together with three who’ve died, have examined optimistic for COVID-19 coronavirus in Suffolk County.

The third affected person to die was a girl in her 90s who was being handled at Huntington Hospital.
Southold City has more than every other city, with 28, with Huntington subsequent at 24. Shelter Island is the one Suffolk city with no confirmed cases.
Nassau County experiences first demise from the coronavirus
A 96-year-old man at Mercy Hospital in Nassay County has died from COVID-19, officers stated.
There are a complete of 131 cases, with 24 newly confirmed. The entire cases on Long Island now stand at 215.

Long Island inmate put in isolation after testing optimistic for COVID-19

An inmate at a Long Island jail has examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus.

Officers say they’re attempting to return via the contact the inmate had with different inmates and employees members on the Nassau County jail in East Meadow.

MARCH 16, 2020
Suffolk County confirms two deaths

Suffolk County has had two deaths from the virus.

A person in his 80s died at St. Catherine’s Medical Middle, whereas one other man in his 90s handed away at Huntington Hospital.

84 complete cases are reported within the county.

The Suffolk County Division of Well being is permitting individuals to make appointments at their Suffolk cell testing web site NOW. The testing web site remains to be being decided however is anticipated to come back on-line later this week. Suffolk County residents who wish to make an appointment for the check can name now and they are going to be triaged by a nurse. Residents could make appointments by calling 1-888-364-3065.

Long Island closes faculties for two weeks as cases rise

Nassau and Suffolk County officers closed all public and non-public faculties for the following two weeks.

Directors and academics can nonetheless use college B college buildings for distance-based studying, in addition to distribution of seize and go lunches.

MARCH 12, 2020

Eyewitness Information will get inside take a look at firm employed to wash after COVID-19 diagnoses

If the coronavirus is the enemy, Doug Baruchin and his staff at disinfecting firm, ITS Environmental Companies, based mostly out of Holtsville, are on the entrance strains of the battle.

Reporter recounts journey via packed Long Island shops to purchase provides throughout coronavirus outbreak

Long Island buyers braved the crowds and chaos to assemble provides in preparation for the inevitable unfold of the novel coronavirus.


Continuously Requested Questions
The place are the testing facilities
Free instructional assets for fogeys and youngsters
How one can assist victims of coronavirus
The place is COVID-19 now? and different assets

Coronavirus information and stay updates in New York
Coronavirus information and stay updates in New Jersey
Coronavirus information and stay updates in Connecticut
New York Metropolis updates
Long Island updates
How coronavirus is leaving ghost cities in its path
Coronavirus prevention: how clear are your arms?
Social distancing: What’s it and how does it cease the unfold of coronavirus?
Coronavirus closures and cancelations
Coronavirus ideas: What People must know

Associated Info
Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention on coronavirus

Copyright © 2020 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here