Coronavirus Update: Suffolk Reports 51 New Deaths

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo reported Sunday that 4,149 people had died in the state from the disease. Suffolk County reported 51 new deaths, reaching a total of 175. He noted that new deaths from the coronavirus may have reached a plateau.

Huntington has recorded 1,870 cases.

Tennis courts and the Crab Meadow golf course will close effective Monday,  the Town of Huntington said Sunday. The town cited staffing issues for the closure.

Residents are asked to report any unsafe behavior on town property directly to Public Safety’s 24-Hour Emergency Hotline at (631) 351-3234. Information can also be found at http://www.huntingtonny.gov/covid19#parks

 The state Department of Health, Office of Health Insurance Programs is allowing Medicaid enrollment via the telephone. It also has loosened some of the documentation and eligibility requirements.

 The Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council provides enrollment assistance, and Hospital Council enrollment staff continue to offer such help via telephone to residents of Nassau and Suffolk counties during the pandemic

Bilingual enrollers provide application assistance to adults and children who are blind or disabled, anyone over the age of 65, and their families in need of Medicaid.

HRH Health Care-Federally Qualified Health Centers are available for those who do not have insurance, including the office at 55 Horizon Dr., Huntington, (631) 760-7746.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone credited Republican US Rep.Lee Zeldin with securing a commitment from the White House for critical supplies needed in the county.

“We have been connected to a vendor to secure 150,000 surgical masks, and we will distribute those as quickly as possible,” Bellone said. “I want to also thank President Trump for his help in this fight, and for his commitment to make sure that Suffolk County has what it needs over the next 30 days for our front line workers, hospital workers, first responders and others to help us win this fight.
“Every level of government is working in unison and putting the politics aside. I want to thank every public official across the county for working together in the face of this crisis.”

Cuomo also said that there had been an increase in domesic incidents. “We want you to know: If you are in a dangerous domestic situation NYS will help you find a safe shelter,” he said. Call 1-800-942-6906 for help.

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