COVID-19 latest — Infections tick up in Suffolk but drop sharply in Sachem area, 10 more positives for Sachem Schools

HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Here’s your COVID-19 latest for Thursday morning, Jan. 14, from OnSachem News: Positives ticked up in Suffolk County, but dropped sharply in most Sachem-area neighborhoods after a one-day surge // There were 10 more daily infections for Sachem Schools // From Wuhan to the White House, here's a timeline of the virus spread.

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HOLBROOK, NY — COVID-19 daily positives ticked up slightly across Suffolk County on Tuesday, but dropped sharply in the greater Sachem area just one day after a brief surge. Read more from OnSachem News.

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY — Sachem Central School District had 10 new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, Jan. 12, according to the latest data New York state and school officials released Wednesday, Jan. 13. Read more from OnSachem News.

Stacker constructed a timeline of the COVID-19 pandemic from its first mention by Dr. Li Wenliang in Wuhan, China, to crossing 300,000 U.S. deaths less than a year later. Read more from OnSachem News.

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