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Southold has higher number of COVID-19 cases per 1,000 people than both NYC and Suffolk

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Southold Town’s confirmed coronavirus cases were the highest among every town in Suffolk County on a case-per-thousand basis and more than double the rate in the county as a whole.

Citing potential for millions of American deaths without social distancing, Trump extends guidelines to April 30

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Without social distancing to mitigate the spread of the virus, as many as 2.2 million Americans could die from the coronavirus disease, President Trump said Sunday. "Nothing would be worse than declaring victory before the victory is won,” the president said.

Two more Riverhead school employees test positive for coronavirus, district will no longer report individual cases to parents

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Two more staff members at Riverhead Central School District have tested positive for COVID-19. One employee works at Riverhead Middle School; the other works at Pulaski Street School.

Suffolk’s coronavirus cases up nearly five-fold over the past week, as deaths more than triple

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Peconic Bay Medical Center has had to open its second intensive care unit to handle the influx of COVID patients. Riverhead Ambulance chief reports two-thirds of calls are now for COVID or COVID rule-out patients.

Suffolk coronavirus update: death toll now at 37, as confirmed cases rise to 4,138

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The number of confirmed COVID cases in New York rose to 52,318, with 7.328 hospitalized, 1,755 in ICU and 728 fatalities. In Suffolk, 409 people are hospitalized, 139 in ICU.

Peconic Bay Medical Center COVID-19 update: Q&A with Amy Loeb, deputy executive director

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PBMC deputy executive director Amy Loeb discusses trends in COVID cases being seen at the hospital, treatments, capacity, staffing and more.

Suffolk County update: eight more deaths and 650 new coronavirus cases in one day

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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Suffolk County rose to 3,385 — up 650 from the 2,735 cases reported yesterday, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said this afternoon during a press briefing from his home, where he has been in voluntary quarantine for two weeks.

As coronavirus cases surge, new research projects N.Y. death toll could exceed 10,000 by end of April

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A paper released yesterday by researchers at the University of Washington forecasts the peak of the coronavirus outbreak will hit New York in about nine days and the death toll here could exceed 10,000 by the end of April.

Riverhead Town offers former Grumman site in Calverton as possible location for temporary hospital

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The Town of Riverhead has offered a site within the Calverton Enterprise Park for a temporary hospital. The state is looking for sites in each of its downstate counties for additional 1,000-bed temporary hospitals to handle patient overflow at the peak of the COVID outbreak.

Suffolk County coronavirus update: 2,735 confirmed cases, 22 deaths

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As confirmed coronavirus cases continue to rise at an alarming rate in the downstate New York region, governments on every level are marshaling resources to meet the demands on an already-strained health care system.
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