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SUFFOLK CO., Long Island (WABC)– Suffolk County officials verified a minimum of 4 people who went to a Fourth of July party are among more than 100 brand-new favorable COVID cases – the greatest since May.
The county tape-recorded 102 positive cases on Tuesday – a 2% boost.
Regarding an outbreak stemming from July 4th party, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone validated four individuals checked positive.
Guv Cuomo tweeted about the exposure previously in the day.
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” I believe it is an example of why it is critically essential that we remain alert,” Bellone stated.
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Another 10 cases are Suffolk County lifeguards who operate at the Countys ocean beaches, which are SmithPoint and Cupsogue Beach. Each of these individuals is now in your home under quarantine.
Officials do not believe they contracted the virus while on responsibility, but more likely throughout events with fellow lifeguards on off hours.
” Defeating this infection is quite on my mind today due to the fact that the numbers are relocating the wrong instructions,” Bellone stated.
Suffolk Countys positivity rate has reached 2 percent. If that number reaches 5% or higher, schools will not be enabled to reopen and the county may need to reverse course in other locations, he said.
Bellone had a direct message for young people.
” A big percentage of the positive cases are coming from people 30 and under. Given that June 24, around 42% of the favorable cases are coming from this age range.
For the 3rd day in a row, no new deaths were reported in Suffolk County.
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At a 4th of July party in Suffolk County, at least someone was positive.
Because the celebration, 35% of the individuals who participated in have tested positive for COVID.
It only takes a single person at one party.
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