Nassau County reports 6 new coronavirus cases

Coronavirus cases in Nassau County continue to rise, with officials reporting six new confirmed cases on Wednesday, bringing the county’s total to 25, according to reports.

Twenty of the Nassau cases are in Hempstead, three are in Oyster Bay, and two are in North Hempstead, County Executive Laura Curran said, according to WPIX-TV.

The announcement Wednesday comes one day after Curran reported that the number of Nassau cases of COVID-19 coronavirus had spiked to 19, including two school bus drivers whose positive tests prompted officials to shut schools in four school districts and close down five private schools.

Curran said there are now 153 Nassau County residents in mandatory quarantine and 79 in precautionary quarantine, while tests are pending on 10 potential cases.

Meanwhile, officials in neighboring Suffolk County said there are now six confirmed cases there — for a total of 31 on all of Long Island.

County Executive Steve Bellone said at a briefing Wednesday that all six cases “involved community transmission,” WABC-TV reported.

Bellone said three of the residents with positive tests, ranging in age from early 20s to late 30s, are in isolation at Stony Brook University Hospital.

Another is a man in his early 40s in isolation at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital, and a man in his 80s who is in isolation at Saint Catherine of Siena Medical Center.

Bellone said the final case is a woman in her early 20s who is under home isolation.

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