During his press conference, Bellone also pointed out that 42 percent of positive COVID-19 cases in Suffolk County since June 24 are in young people.
"My message to these young people is to think again. The truth is this virus impacts all of us," he said.
But Bellone did share some good news for Suffolk County: For the third straight day, no COVID-19 related deaths were reported.
While New York was once a COVID-19 hot spot, the state "flattened the curve," according to Governor Cuomo, thanks in part to his strict shutdown of the state, particularly New York City.
On Sunday, NYC reported zero coronavirus deaths for the first time since the pandemic struck in March.
As of Wednesday afternoon, New York has at least 407,875 confirmed cases of coronavirus, while at least 32,092 people in the state have died, according to the New York Times' database.
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