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Stories and information in our region on the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Cases, Deaths Ease In Fairfield County And New York

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Ted S. Warren
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AP

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak in the region:

Legislative leaders say the Connecticut General Assembly will likely convene a special session in June to approve school construction projects and plan ahead for the income tax filing deadline in July. 

The constitutional deadline to adjourn the legislative session is May 6.

Connecticut has 1,850 more cases and 92 deaths. New cases in Fairfield County and New Haven County have reached a three-day low.

The number of new cases in New York State, Long Island and Westchester County are down slightly from Sunday. New York has nearly 4,180 new cases. Long Island added 900 more. Westchester, 350 more. Deaths are below 500 statewide for the second day in a row.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will let Nassau County delay next month’s deadline for property tax payments to school districts until June 1. Suffolk County wants the same extension.

Nassau and Suffolk Counties have commissioned an island-wide study of the economic impact of the coronavirus.

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A native Long Islander, J.D. is WSHU's managing editor. He also hosts the climate podcast Higher Ground. J.D. reports for public radio stations across the Northeast, is a journalism educator and proud SPJ member.
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