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Nassau County sees a 40% decline in hospitalizations, executive says

Posted at 9:15 AM, Apr 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-29 09:29:18-04

LONG ISLAND — For almost two weeks, the number of hospitalizations in Nassau County has declined.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran told PIX11 Morning News that the county has seen a 40% decline in hospitalizations within the past three weeks. There are about 1,400 COVID-related hospitalizations in the county, according to Curran.

Curran said seeing the decline in hospitalizations and cases in Nassau is a positive sign, which is one of the important check marks of CDC guidelines for reopening the state.

Nassau County was also able to stay just under capacity the entire time, “We were able to handle it, we were able to manage it,” Curran said.

She also said Nassau County will "be ready" to reopen once Gov. Andrew Cuomo gives them the green light.

As the community plans to reopen, Curran said officials have been speaking to businesses and schools, which are all coming up with reopening plans "in the safest way possible."