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6 new COVID-19 cases in Nassau County bring Long Island total to 29: Officials

Posted: 10:59 AM, Mar 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-11 12:51:22-04
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NASSAU COUNTY, L.I. — Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announce six new coronavirus cases in the county Wednesday morning, bringing Nassau's total cases to 25.

The new numbers bring Long Island's total COVID-19 cases to 29, as of Wednesday morning.

Breaking down the Nassau cases, Curran said 20 are in Hempstead, three are in Oyster Bay and two are in North Hempstead.

"We do know that the more we test, it's very likely the more positive cases that we will have," Curran said. "So I really need to emphasize right now that panic and stress do not help us solve problems."

Watch Curran's full press conference below now:

Curran also mentioned there are currently 153 Nassau County residents in mandatory quarantine and 79 residents in precautionary quarantine. There are 10 coronavirus tests pending in the county.

The county executive said all Nassau County school districts are preparing for remote tele-teaching should the need arise for schools to close.

One of the area's positive cases is someone associated with Nassau Community College, school President Dr. Jermaine Williams announced at the press conference. It was not clear if the person is a student, faculty or staff member.

In response, the campus is closed through Wednesday, March 11, to allow for a full cleaning of the campus according to appropriate CDC guidelines, Williams said. The college suspended face-to-face classes through the end of the week, Friday, March 13, but online classes will continue.

Click here for a list of schools in New Jersey and New York that have announced closures or partial closures.

New York state's total coronavirus cases now stand at 192.

There are over 116,000 confirmed cases worldwide, with over 4,000 deaths. Over 64,000 people infected with COVID-19 have recovered, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering.