The “holiday surge” in COVID-19 infections has hit “shocking” levels that have Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone worried about what could happen in the wake of New Year’s celebrations.
In the latest numbers released by the county, Bellone said that the infection rate has jumped to 12.8 percent on Wednesday, Dec. 30 after Long Island saw numbers hovering at or close to 1 percent throughout the summer when the state “flattened the cure.” Bellone noted that approximately one month ago, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, the county had an overall positivity rate at around 4 percent, which was still considered  … [more]