(East Farmingdale, NY)- The second wave of the coronavirus that experts warned would come, appears to have arrived. With the cooler temperatures forcing more people inside and a general fatigue with regard to COVID restrictions and precautions, more and more Long Islanders are now testing positive for COVID-19. In Suffolk County, yesterday the positivity rate was at 5.8%, the seven day average now at 4.5%. In Nassau County, yesterday’s positivity rate was at 5.1%, with the seven day average at 3.8%. The seven day average for Nassau and Suffolk combined is now at 4.1%. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone called Suffolk’s positivity rate “an alarming number”. Bellone also said, “some of the most challenging days (are) ahead as we try to navigate the Holiday season, now is the time to double down on the common sense measures that work. Social distancing and mask guidelines are essential to beating back this virus and ensuring our hospital system does not get overwhelmed. While a vaccine is on the horizon, our actions these next 30 plus days will be critical to our continued recovery”.
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