Local News for Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Grove, and Lake Ronkonkoma
FARMINGVILLE, NY — Here’s the COVID-19 latest for Monday morning, March 1:
- Virus spread slows dramatically among the Sachem Schools community, with only two new daily positives reported.
- The daily and 7-day average positivity rates for new infections hold steady in Suffolk County.
- Long Island once again has the second-highest 7-day average for new infections in New York state, and now stands slightly higher than New York City’s rate.
FARMINGVILLE, NY — The spread of COVID-19 may have slowed dramatically among the Sachem Schools community. The latest daily update brought just two new positives across the district. Both cases were students at Sachem High School East in Farmingville and Nokomis Elementary School in Holbrook. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — The daily and 7-day average positivity rates for new COVID-19 infections continue to hold steady in Suffolk County. The daily rate is 3.8% and the 7-day positivity rate is 4.0%. However, Long Island once again has the second-highest 7-day average in New York state, and now stands slightly higher than New York City's rate. Long Island held the third-highest rate in recent days. Read more from OnSachem News.
New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office has asked the New York attorney general and the chief judge of the court of appeals to jointly select an independent attorney to conduct "a thorough review" of sexual harassment claims against the governor. Read more from OnSachem News.
Brian Stelter recounts how The New York Times broke the news about a second former aide accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. Dave Weigel says knives are "coming out for Cuomo." Farai Chideya says the press will focus on the investigation. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — Here’s the COVID-19 latest for Sunday morning, Feb. 28:
- The 7-day average positivity rate for new COVID-19 infections has held steady at 4.0% in Suffolk County.
- Johnson & Johnson announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued Emergency Use Authorization for its single-dose vaccine.
- Sachem 6th and 12th graders can soon return to the classroom, full time.
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Johnson & Johnson announced on Saturday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for its single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, to prevent COVID-19 in individuals 18 years of age and older. Read more from OnSachem News.
A second former aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accusing him of sexual harassment, according to the New York Times. CNN's Brynn Gingras has the latest. Read more from OnSachem News.
HOLBROOK, NY — The 7-day average positivity rate for new COVID-19 infections has held steady at 4.0% in Suffolk County. Read more from OnSachem News.
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- COVID-19 latest — Suffolk infection rate holds steady, Virus spread slows in Sachem Schools
- Suffolk’s daily and weekly COVID-19 infection rates hold steady
- Sachem's COVID slowdown: Just two daily positives in latest update
- Replay: Trump delivers remarks at CPAC 2021
- COVID-19 latest — Suffolk's 7-day infection rate at 4%, FDA allows Johnson & Johnson's vaccine, Sachem 6th and 12th graders return full-time March 8
- Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine authorized by U.S. FDA for emergency use
- COVID-19 weeklong infection rate holds at 4.0% in Suffolk County
- COVID-19 latest — Sachem students to return 5 days a week, Daily infection rate remains 3.9%, Cuomo proposes Medicaid reimbursement cuts
- Ronkonkoma crash kills 21-year-old quad operator from Bohemia
- Sachem 6th and 12th graders return full-time March 8 as COVID-19 infections slow