Coverage area maps of the four new COVID-19 “yellow zone” micro-clusters on Long Island have been released by the state as the battle against the virus continues.
On Monday, Nov. 23, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced two clusters each in both Nassau and Suffolk (see above) that have seen positive infection rates peaking.
The new yellow zones are Hampton Bays, with a 5.13 percent positivity rate, and Riverhead, with a 4.60 positive positivity rate in Suffolk, and Great Neck, with a 4.77 percent positivity rate, and Massapequa Park, with a 3.9 percent positivity rate in Nassau County.Suffolk County
On Long Island, the positive infection rate of New Yorkers tested rose from 2.9 percent on Friday, Nov. 20, to 3.5 percent on Saturday, Nov. 21, and Sunday, Nov. 22. The current seven-day average is at 3.24 percent.
"We need a reality check because these are dangerous times that we're in. The COVID rate, number of deaths, number of hospitalizations, everything we watch all day on TV, is all a function of our actions,” Cuomo said. “There is no predetermined result here. You tell me what New Yorkers do today, I will tell you the infection rate tomorrow.
According to the latest numbers released by the state, the micro-cluster focus areas had a 4.48 percent infection rate, and all other areas in New York were at 2.73 percent.
"It's the infection rate in your community that matters, and that's why we talk about micro-clusters. Influence your family's behavior and your community's behavior and be a COVID change agent in your community,” Cuomo added.. We're also adding additional yellow zones on Long Island. P
“This year, let's think of Thanksgiving as a time to yes, really give thanks to the people who really did phenomenal things this year, and continue to thank them by doing our part and wearing masks, staying socially distant, and practicing safe behaviors."
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