There were no new coronavirus deaths Friday among Nassau County residents for the first time since the county's first recorded COVID-19 fatality on St. Patrick's Day, officials said.
Long Island is expected to hit phase two of reopening from the coronavirus shutdown next week, which will mean the return of professional services, finance, retail, administrative support, and real estate.
Long Island is rolling out plans designed to help the region’s downtown shops and restaurants reopen from the coronavirus shutdown in the coming weeks.
It has been diagnosed in more than 150 New York children as of press time, including several on Long Island.
Six Long Island hospitals deemed coronavirus hot spots in April have all experienced a decline in their number of COVID-19 patients, but as the medical centers adjust to the new normal, they worry about a possible second spike in hospitalizations.
Hiring thousands of disease detectives across Nassau and Suffolk counties to handle the increased coronavirus caseload was a crucial benchmark that had to be met before the region could begin reopening from the coronavirus shutdown.