The Five Towns has more than 300 confirmed cases of COVID-19, with Woodmere showing the highest number of cases in Nassau County, according to updates from the county.
As of March 27, there were 170 cases in Woodmere, 61 in Lawrence, 40 in Cedarhurst, 15 in Hewlett and 12 in Inwood. The county had previously reported 23 cases in the Five Towns on March 25. There are also confirmed cases in North Woodmere and Far Rockaway.
News 12 Long Island reported March 29 that the cases in Woodmere have risen to 192.
Nassau County announced it had 4,657 positive coronavirus cases as of March 28, with nearly 700 people hospitalized and 194 in critical condition. So far, 27 people have died.
“It is now even more important for us not to let our guard down and continue to do all we can to slow the spread of the virus,” said Achiezer
in an update on March 23. “We have been advised by several guiding physicians that the closure of shuls, schools and other establishments as well as the quarantine precautions which many are taking can have a direct impact on the continuing spread of the disease.”
“It is now assumed that all people in Far Rockaway and Five Towns who have recently developed symptoms of fever, cough, fatigue, or severe body aches are infected with COVID-19.” If someone’s doctor has ordered them to be tested for coronavirus, they should call Go Health Urgent Care, Lynbrook at (516) 441-2155 or Jones Beach Drive Through COVID-19 Testing at (888) 364-3065.