With thousands of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) tests being conducted daily throughout New York, Long Island has seen a slight increase in the number of patients testing positive for the virus.
In New York, 52,025 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the past 24 hours, with a total of 524 (1 percent) testing positive for the virus, giving the state a 1.1 percent average over the past week.
The rolling seven-day average in New York of positive cases is the lowest in the country, according to Johns Hopkins University.
- Related story - COVID-19: State Police Will Be Sent To NYC To Monitor Masking, Social Distancing Compliance
On Long Island, the number of positive cases has remained relatively steady, slightly increasing:
- Saturday, June 27: 0.8 percent;
- Sunday, June 28: 0.7 percent;
- Monday, June 29: 1.10 percent.
There were 27 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County, with 46 new cases in Suffolk County.
Statewide, there are currently 891 COVID-19 patients still hospitalized, the lowest since the pandemic started in mid-March. There were 13 newly reported COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 24,855.
In the past three months, 3,914,938 New Yorkers have been tested for COVID-19, with 393,454 testing positive.
Click here to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.