17 Deaths In Nassau County From Coronavirus, 30 Police Test Positive

Laura Curran
Photo credit Nassau County Executive's Office
By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Another seven people have died in Nassau County due to coronavirus, bringing the total to 17, County Executive Laura Curran said on Wednesday. 

In a press conference, Curran said that 30 members of the police department have tested positive. 

She also said that, since the call went out on Tuesday, residents have donated 74,000 pairs of gloves, 5,500 masks, 335 medical gowns, 131 face shields and other disinfectants. 

Curran also announced a hotline – 1-833-487-2273 – for expectant parents to call with questions.

"It seems that pregnant women, in general, do very well when they get the COVID-19," said Northwell Health's Dr. Burton Rochelson. "And so the idea of the hotline is to address particular general issues in pregnancy, not patients that are already symptomatic or need to be tested, but really how to deal with the worry." 

Rochelson said that it seems that COVID-19 does not transfer from a pregnant woman to the fetus.

Curran also discussed FEMA funds.

"FEMA's public assistance program is funding local governments sand many non-profits," Curran said. "These are reimbursements for any emergency protective measures taken to respond to COVID-19."