Long Island News

A home in Riverhead, N.Y. on the north shore of Long Island.
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Reports from Terry Sheridan, Jay ShahDesiree D'Iorio and the Long Island News Bureau staff, in collaboration with Stony Brook University's School of Journalism; WSHU's Charles Lane; and Karen DeWitt of New York State Public Radio

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Mary Altaffer / AP

Suffolk County has expanded its morgue capacity in preparation for a potential surge in coronavirus-related deaths. 

Jens Meyer / AP

Nassau County will soon implement rapid tests that will show if a person has coronavirus or the antibodies that could make them immune to the virus.

John Minchillo / AP

New York has reached a new daily high in deaths from the coronavirus. Seven hundred thirty-one people died on Monday in New York. This follows two days of what appeared to be a plateau. But state health officials still say they are flattening the curve.

Mike Groll / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York is reporting the highest number of deaths to date from the coronavirus, but despite that grim number, Governor Andrew Cuomo sees a glimmer of hope that the spread of the virus might be slowing. It’s the third day in a row that new hospitalizations have declined.

731 New Yorkers died in the past day from the virus, the highest number yet, bringing the death total to 5,489. There are now 138,836 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.

Office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran wants residents to be more careful about what they flush down the toilet.