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Coronavirus on Long Island: See updates for March 31

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Health care professionals test for COVID-19 at the ProHEALTH testing site in Jericho, Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Credit: Newsday/Steve Pfost

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:

  • Long Island's confirmed coronavirus cases has climbed to 15,257. There are 8,544 in Nassau and 6,713 in Suffolk.
  • There have been 1,550 deaths in the state
  • Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced 15 new deaths, bringing Nassau's total to 63. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced nine more; Suffolk's total is 53.
  • The Shinnecock Indian Nation has launched a food distribution network in an effort to keep its Southampton reservation free of the virus.
  • See the coronavirus clusters showing up on a map of Long Island, according to a Newsday analysis.

Tuesday evening updates

Watch President Donald Trump and his Coronavirus Task Force give their daily briefing on the U.S. response. 

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Tuesday afternoon updates

Watch Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone's briefing:


Watch Nassau County Executive Laura Curran's briefing:

Watch Gov. Andrew Cuomo's press briefing:


 

Tuesday morning updates

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