10 new COVID cases connected to Suffolk County polling site

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Thursday, November 5, 2020
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Long Island officials announced 10 new COVID cases that are connected to a polling location in Southhampton.

SOUTHAMPTON, New York (WABC) -- Long Island officials announced 10 new COVID cases that are connected to a polling location in Southhampton.

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone made the announcement on Wednesday.

He says that six of those positive cases were workers at the polling site.

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According to Bellone, another 48 people associated with the location are self-isolating.

In addition, a second cluster of positive cases in Suffolk County resulted from a gathering of students from the Shoreham Wading River School District.

The 32-person gathering led to three positive cases.

Bellone says 11 staff members and 140 students are under quarantine, in addition to a number of household contact, which brings the total number of people under quarantine to 161.

He says the COVID positivity rate in Suffolk County hasn't been below 1% since Oct. 21, and that over the past week, the county has averaged nearly a 1.5% positivity rate.

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