Suffolk County Executive: ‘We’ve Become the Epicenter in the Country,’ ‘Death Toll Continues to Go Up’
BELLONE: "Thank you very much, good morning. Yes, we’ve become the epicenter really in the country, in Suffolk County and on Long Island. We always had the sense we were about 7 to 14 days behind what was happening in New York City, but we can really see it in the numbers now. Every day, the numbers of positive patients rises by more than a thousand. We're seeing hospitalizations continue to rise every day and, of course, the death toll continues to go up. We yesterday passed 200 and the numbers continue to rise."