Rockland Areas with Increased in COVID Cases Getting Rapid Test Machines from NYS

Rockland and Orange counties are among the areas in New York being sent rapid COVID testing machines from the state due to an uptick in positive cases. Governor Andrew Cuomo yesterday urged private schools in several zip codes to start using them to test their students immediately…

Those zip codes represent Spring Valley, Monsey and Kiryas Joel in Orange County. The 10901 area code which covers Suffern came in with an 18% positive rate. Ramapo supervisor Michael Specht says the private schools in the Monsey and Spring Valley areas have to do better…

Specht says a Federal court case has put limitations on what police can do with regard to outdoor religious events, but Specht does encourage people to call police if they see a lack of social distancing or mask-wearing where there should be.

COVID-19 by the numbers now, here in Rockland, we’ve got nine in the hospital being examined, another ten have been confirmed with coronavirus, and a total of 672 active cases. The state says since the crisis began, we’ve had a total of 15,277 reported cases, 232 more than Monday, and the Rockland Health Department says we have 675 total fatalities, no change since September 9th.

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