COVID-19 latest — 7-day positivity dropped in Suffolk County and NYS, Feds approved exporting millions of N95 masks

HOLBROOK, NY ( / — Here’s the COVID-19 latest for Sunday morning, Feb. 21: The seven-day positivity rate has dropped for Suffolk County and New York state // As U.S. healthcare workers cried for more N95 masks, the federal government approved exporting millions.

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HOLBROOK, NY — The daily positive test rate for Suffolk County remained above 4% for the second consecutive day. Meanwhile, the 7-day averages have dropped slightly for Suffolk County, all of Long Island, and throughout New York state. Read more from OnSachem News.

(Kaiser Health News) — In the hours before President Joe Biden was inaugurated, the Federal Emergency Management Agency allowed a Texas mask maker to ship the high-quality masks overseas. Read more from OnSachem News.

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Feb. 20, 2021 / HOLBROOK, NY — Just one day after dropping to 3.3%, daily positives for COVID-19 climbed to over 4% again in Suffolk County. Meanwhile, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced nursing home visits can resume under guidance to be issued Monday. Read more from OnSachem News. 

Feb. 19, 2021 / ALBANY, NY — As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continues to receive criticism over the COVID-19 nursing home scandal plaguing his administration, he announced Friday a series of reforms he wants to see in the for-profit sector of the industry. Read more from OnSachem News.

Feb. 19, 2021 / NEW YORK (The Center Square) — One week after New York City restaurants reopened indoor dining, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the city’s establishments soon will be able to welcome more patrons. Read more from OnSachem News.  

Feb. 17, 2021 / ALBANY, NY — Saying one of the world’s largest companies failed to protect its workers from COVID-19, New York Attorney General Letitia James filed suit against Amazon in a state court on Tuesday. Read more from OnSachem News.

Feb. 14, 2021 / LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Another seven students and teachers/staff across Sachem Central School have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the latest daily update from the district and New York state. The new positives brought the cumulative number to 671 across Sachem Schools since September. Read more from OnSachem News.

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