Nassau County Executive Laura Curran has released the following update on the impact of COVID-19 upon local residents and where the county currently stands in terms of infection rates, hospitalizations, and more:
Yesterday 41 out of 4,905 (0.8%) residents tested positive for COVID-19, keeping Nassau at the low positivity levels we’ve maintained over the last three months. Hospitalizations have trickled down in the past week, with 28 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 countywide, 12 currently in ICU, and 3 on ventilators.
Thanks to our hard work, Nassau County has kept our positive momentum as we enter the challenging fall months. This has been a remarkable accomplishment, and Nassau residents deserve significant credit. I think we’ve demonstrated that you can reopen in a way that’s safe and smart.
However, we know that comes next isn’t guaranteed; some countries that initially succeeded in containing the virus, like Spain and Israel, are now experiencing painful second surges. This weekend, our nation hit a devastating milestone – 200,000 American lives lost to the virus.
We can’t take our progress for granted, so let’s keep wearing our masks, maintaining physical distance, washing hands often, and – whenever possible – moving activities outside.