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COVID-19 cases rising in Nassau County

Posted at 5:19 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 17:19:49-04

NASSAU COUNTY, L.I. — The coronavirus numbers continue to climb on Long Island.

The city of Glen Cove has seen more than 150 cases and most, if not all fire departments and EMS crews like in Glen Cove are volunteers. They put themselves in harm's way to help others.

“People are calling us because they are in Trouble they have no one else to call,” said one EMS volunteer.

Gov. Cuomo says the numbers are starting to level off in New York City but are quickly rising on Long Island.

“Long Island is the area that is growing,” he said Saturday.

There are more than 13,000 cases now in Nassau alone. County Executive Laura Curran says expect those numbers to go up.

“We had more people tested in Nassau County yesterday than any other day we tested 2648 people so expect those numbers to increase as the number of people tested increases.”

As more people are falling ill to the Coronavirus, volunteer emergency workers continue to answer the call. Today, they got help with masks donated by Vintage Auto Body.

“First responders will put these on patients so they don’t speak and spread droplets,” said volunteer firefighter and Nassau County Legislator Steve Rhoads. He adds that the masks will help.

"In the case of COVID, it’s not just a risk to you what are you bringing home to your family.”

Anyone who has supplies to donate can drop them off at Nassau police headquarters in Mineola. Officials said that on a bright note yesterday, they also had their highest number of people who have recovered from the virus.