A shopper wears a mask and rubber gloves at Target...

A shopper wears a mask and rubber gloves at Target in Hicksville Tuesday morning. Credit: Josh Stewart

What happened Tuesday

Nassau County reported the death of its first resident due to coronavirus Tuesday, a day after Suffolk’s first three deaths. County Executive Laura Curran said that a 96-year-old man died at Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre. The number of cases statewide rose to 1,374, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said.  Also:

  • Cuomo and Attorney General Letitia James said NY will temporarily halt its collection of medical and student debt.
  • A coronavirus drive-thru testing site at Jones Beach appeared to be up and running early Tuesday afternoon, as a steady stream of cars pulled up to an entrance booth staffed by a worker wearing a mask.
  • President Donald Trump wants Congress to unleash a torrent of emergency economic aid, with sizable checks directly to Americans.
  • New York legislators said they will return to the State Capitol Wednesday to approve bills on paid sick leave and election ballots.
  • The State Department of Motor Vehicles will enact a reservation-only policy at all DMV offices.

See the latest updates on coronavirus from Newsday reporters and officials.

Tuesday evening updates

A sign on the Southern State Parkway in North Babylon...

A sign on the Southern State Parkway in North Babylon on Tuesday urges drivers to stay home to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

Tuesday afternoon updates

Tuesday morning updates

The interior of McDonald's on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst was...

The interior of McDonald's on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst was closed to customers, who are only permitted to use the drive-thru, on Tuesday. Credit: James Carbone

The interior of McDonald's on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst was...

The interior of McDonald's on Sunrise Highway in Lindenhurst was closed to customers, who are only permitted to use the drive-thru, on Tuesday. Credit: James Carbone

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