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Coronavirus on Long Island: See updates from March 20-22

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Healthcare workers prepared for a long day of testing at the Jericho COVID-19 testing facility at ProHEALTH in Jericho March 21, 2020 Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Newsday is providing all readers with access to this breaking news blog on important developments about the coronavirus and our community.

What's happening today

  • The number of confirmed cases statewide climbed to 15,186
  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the federal goverment must nationalize the acquisition of breathing ventilators and other medical supplies to stem the coronavirus pandemic
  • New York State will start trial testing antiviral medicines on Tuesday in an ongoing effort to stem the coronavirus pandemic statewide

  • The state has secured thousands of samples of the drugs hydrooxychloroquine, zithromax and chloroquine for testing

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