NBC News reports:
The island’s two counties, Nassau and Suffolk, have about 3 million residents combined, but they now have more than 30,000 cases, according to Cuomo. That’s more than 45 states.
Cuomo announced on Monday that cases on Long Island have grown at a fast clip, with 1,218 new cases in Nassau for a total of 15,616. Farther east in Suffolk County, there were 1,082 new cases for a total of 14,487.
“I believe this week, things will get worse. We have to be clear-eyed about that,” said Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. “It’s the ripple effect,” she said. “A lot of people who live in Nassau work in the city and vice versa — we’re suburban, but we’re dense.”