The novel coronavirus pandemic continued to dominate the news this week.
New coronavirus cases, hospitalizations and deaths all trended downward in New York State this week, though the state passed a grim milestone: 25,000 fatalities.
Locally, there was an uptick in new cases and new hospitalizations in Suffolk County, which saw its percentage of positive tests remain above the 1% state average — even rising above 2% briefly this week, alarming county officials.
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