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In an effort to consolidate our information, we've created a page just for Coronavirus updates that are important to our community. We will continue to update this page with any news we receive. To be notified of updates, be sure to sign up for our email list and visit our Facebook page.

 


 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information
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Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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Suffolk County Daily Reported Data to Date
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Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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New York State Regional Monitoring Dashboard
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New York State Department of Health COVID-19 Tracker
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Find a COVID-19 Test Site Near You
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CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Website
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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March 31st at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 31st at 8:15pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"The risk from COVID-19 is still high in New York State, and although we continue to make progress vaccinating New Yorkers, now is not the time to give up on safe behaviors that we know reduce the spread. The vaccine works, but only if we take it, and we can't afford to slow down because we are in a foot race against the infection rate. New vaccination sites are opening and eligibility continues to expand, but the virus is still spreading—and the rate of spread is a function of our behavior. We're going to defeat COVID and return to more fulfilling lives together, but for now, everyone needs to stay vigilant.

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Vaccine FAQ of the Day: You can't get COVID from the COVID-19 vaccines. Get the facts: ny.gov/vaccine

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,651. Of the 220,369 tests reported yesterday, 8,382, or 3.80 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.47 percent. There were 899 patients in ICU yesterday, down four from the previous day. Of them, 533 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 62 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 30.4 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 192,853 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 9,421,951 total doses with 17.9 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. We are expanding the New York Forward Rapid Testing Program to help businesses and events safely reopen. Twenty-five new sites will open Thursday, April 1, and 10 sites will open within the next two weeks for a total of 70 sites statewide. The New York Forward Rapid Test Program provides affordable rapid (30 minutes or less) COVID tests at locations across the State. Learn more

4. See how Excelsior Pass can help you be a part of NY's safe reopening. To help revitalize New York's economy safely, the State launched Excelsior Pass—a free and voluntary platform for businesses & individuals that can be used to easily access secure proof of a recent negative COVID test or vaccination. The Excelsior Pass Wallet app is available for both iOS and Android devices. Learn more.
 
Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Some bonds are unbreakable—even between a dog and a stuffed animal. Sisu, a lab mix stray in North Carolina, was found repeatedly sneaking into a North Carolina Dollar General store. Every single time, he would go directly to a purple unicorn stuffed animal in the toy aisle. After many attempts, the store employees were able to catch Sisu and call animal control to bring him to a shelter. But before taking him to the shelter, animal control officer Samantha Lane saw how attached the pup was to the stuffed animal and bought the unicorn for him. Sisu and his beloved toy are now safe at the Duplin County Animal Services shelter."

 


 

March 31st at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 31st, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 31st at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 447,778 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 11,725
• 30.2% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 252,556 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 6,771
• 828,000 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/22-3/28

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 17,595 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,378,391 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 824 new cases were reported
• 182,442 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.7% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 45,233 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 357,581 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 30th at 7:00pm
• 376 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 13 in 24 hours
• 45 were new admissions
• 74 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 36 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 59 were discharged since the last report
• 13,084 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 7 fatalities
• 3,250 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,153 hospital beds, 705 available, 22%
• 433 ICU beds, 101 available, 23%

 


 

March 30th at 10:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 30th at 10:30pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today, vaccine eligibility opened up to all New Yorkers age 30 and up, and we are getting shots in arms as fast as our supply allows. We know the key to defeating COVID once and for all is getting every single New Yorker vaccinated. Nearly one out of every three New Yorkers has already received at least one dose of the vaccine. But while this progress is welcome, the virus is still out there and poses a significant threat. We must keep up the practices we know stop the spread: wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands and remain vigilant, New York. The light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer, but we're still not there yet.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,715. Of the 151,437 tests reported yesterday, 6,488, or 4.23 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate was 3.43 percent. There were 903 patients in ICU yesterday, up 13 from the previous day. Of them, 523 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 61 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 29.9 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 172,128 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 9,229,098 total doses with 17.3 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Collegiate sports can bring fans back to the stands under strict state guidelines beginning April 2. Intercollegiate sports at large-scale venues that hold more than 1,500 attendees indoors or 2,500 attendees outdoors can host up to 10 percent indoor or 20 percent outdoor capacity. All attendees must present proof of a recent negative COVID-19 test result or completed COVID-19 immunization prior to entry. Colleges and universities hosting spectators for sporting events at large-scale venues must notify and coordinate with their respective state or local health department, aligning with the state guidance for professional sports competitions with spectators.

4. Become a New York State Citizen Public Health Leader. To continue the fight against COVID and prepare for the next public health emergency, the State launched a free, online Citizen Public Health Training course for New Yorkers, in partnership with Cornell University and supported by the State University of New York. This program will prepare and equip New Yorkers to become Citizen Public Health Leaders and build an informed network of community health leaders across the state. Enroll today. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": New Yorker and actor Kaliswa Brewster became an avid runner in 2017, but the past year posed challenges that prevented Brewster from keeping up with her running. After recovering from skin cancer just before the pandemic started, Kaliswa caught COVID-19 and was sick at home for months. But now she's beaten both cancer and COVID. She's back running again and will participate in this year's Virtual NYC Half Marathon."

 


 

March 30th at 10:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 30th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 30th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 436,053 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 6,295
• 29.4% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 245,785 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 6,512
• 828,000 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/22-3/28

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 11,510 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,360,796 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 612 new cases were reported
• 181,618 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 45,077 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 357,192 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 29th at 7:00pm
• 389 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 33 were new admissions
• 73 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 37 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 27 were discharged since the last report
• 13,025 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 8 fatalities
• 3,243 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,158 hospital beds, 755 available, 24%
• 437 ICU beds, 117 available, 27%

 


 

March 29th at 8:30pm

When You’ve Been Fully Vaccinated
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What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines
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March 29th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 29th at 8:30pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today, we take a monumental step forward in the fight to beat COVID. Starting tomorrow, March 30, all New Yorkers age 30 or older will be able to be vaccinated, and all New Yorkers age 16 or older will be eligible on April 6, well ahead of the May 1 deadline set by the White House. Eligible New Yorkers can make an appointment at ny.gov/GetVaccinated or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). But whether you become eligible tomorrow or next Tuesday, be sure you schedule your vaccine appointment so we can get back to the things we all love. 

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,575. Of the 184,530 tests reported yesterday, 7,622, or 4.13 percent, were positive. There were 890 patients in ICU yesterday, up 13 from the previous day. Of them, 521 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 57 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 29.6 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 171,419 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 9,056,970 total doses with 16.8 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. A new mass vaccination site will open in Rockland County. The State will establish an additional state-run mass vaccination site at Rockland Community College's Eugene Levy Fieldhouse to further grow New York's vast distribution network. The site is in development and is expected to open Thursday, April 1, with appointments opening on Tuesday, March 30, at 8am. Hours of operation for the Rockland Community College site will be from 8am to 7pm, seven days a week. Eligible New Yorkers will be able to make an appointment online or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). 

4. Indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement are now open with a 25 percent capacity limit. Last month, I announced that indoor family entertainment centers will be able to reopen with 25 percent capacity and health protocols in place, which went into effect Friday, March 26.

5. Over 2 million vaccines have been administered at the NYS-FEMA mass vaccination sites. These six sites are hard at work getting eligible New Yorkers vaccinated as fast as supply allows. If you're eligible, book your appointment today at ny.gov/GetVaccinated.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": There is no age limit when it comes to love. At the young age of 94, Joy Morrow-Nulton and John Shults of Kingston, NY, fell in love during the pandemic, and now plan to get married but on one condition—they both must be vaccinated. Now both Morrow-Nulton and Shults have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine and can begin planning their vows for their wedding day. Congratulations to the happy couple."

 


 

March 29th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 29th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 29th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 429,758 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 8,476
• 29.0% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 239,273 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 6,105
• 828,000 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/22-3/28

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 13,214 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,349,286 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 685 new cases were reported
• 181,006 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 44,913 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 356,833 total were tested for antibodie

Hospitalization as of March 28th at 7:00pm
• 386 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 35 were new admissions
• 78 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 2 in 24 hours
• 40 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 41 were discharged since the last report
• 12,998 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 3 fatalities
• 3,235 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,140 hospital beds, 782 available, 25%
• 435 ICU beds, 121 available, 28%

 


 

March 28th at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 28th at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 28th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 28th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 421,282 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 7,765
• 28.4% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 233,168 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 6,112
• 828,000 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/22-3/28

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 15,943 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,336,072 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 797 new cases were reported
• 180,321 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.0% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.9% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 44,820 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 356,583 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 27th at 7:00pm
• 391 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 57 were new admissions
• 76 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 6 in 24 hours
• 43 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 48 were discharged since the last report
• 12,957 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 3 fatalities
• 3,232 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,146 hospital beds, 764 available, 24%
• 433 ICU beds, 104 available, 24%

 


 

March 27th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 27th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 27th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 27th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 413,517 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 6,969
• 27.9% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 227,056 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 5,818
• 699,790 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/15-3/21.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 16,602 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,320,129 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 711 new cases were reported
• 179,524 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.1% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 44,668 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 356,224 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 26th at 7:00pm
• 385 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 9 in 24 hours
• 56 were new admissions
• 82 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 43 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 41 were discharged since the last report
• 12,909 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 8 fatalities
• 3,229 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,164 hospital beds, 695 available, 22%
• 435 ICU beds, 107 available, 25%

 


 

March 26th at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 26th at 7:30pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"As we continue to move vaccination forward we also need to revitalize New York's economy and make sure we reopen safely. To that end, today we launched Excelsior Pass, a free and voluntary platform for businesses & individuals that can be used to easily access secure proof of a recent negative COVID test or vaccination. The question of "public health or the economy" has always been a false choice—the answer must always be both. As more New Yorkers get vaccinated each day and as key public health metrics continue to regularly reach their lowest rates in months, the first-in-the-nation Excelsior Pass will assist as the next step in our fact-driven, science-based reopening. Learn more and have your testing and vaccination information in an easy-to-carry and share digital form.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose slightly to 4,603. Of the 282,449 tests reported yesterday, 8,507, or 3.01 percent, were positive. The 7-day average percent positivity is 3.37 percent. There were 913 patients in ICU yesterday, down 18 from the previous day. Of them, 558 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 49 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 28.2 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 239,288 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 8,471,160 total doses with 15.2 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. The State is partnering with SOMOS to vaccinate underserved communities at community medical practices. In partnership with SOMOS Community Care, the State will provide COVID-19 vaccines directly to accredited primary care physicians in SOMOS' health network who will vaccinate underserved New Yorkers. The program will initially cover 75 practices in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, and will scale up to 100 practices as supply allows. The program will launch in the coming weeks and New Yorkers will be able to make appointments directly through SOMOS. New York is committed to breaking down barriers to vaccine access for all. 

4. In the third round of the program, Nourish NY has so far spent $3.5 million to help New Yorkers in need. So far, over 2 million pounds of raw milk has been turned into dairy products and distributed by food banks, along with 924,000 pounds of produce. Over two million households in need have received products sources from New York farms.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A traveling library that started in Brooklyn, NY, will soon have a permanent home. In 2015, OlaRonke Akinmowo started the Free Black Women's Library on the steps of a Brooklyn brownstone, featuring dozens of books by Black female authors. Akinmowo hoped to have a permanent home for her library, and thanks to a GoFundMe campaign, she is now looking for a long-term space in Brooklyn, where the library first started."

 


 

March 26th at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 26th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 26th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 405,014 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 6,969
• 27.3% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 220,185 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 5,818
• 699,790 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/15-3/21.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 19,655 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,303,527 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 736 new cases were reported
• 178,813 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.7% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.6% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 44,524 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 355,835 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 25th at 7:00pm
• 376 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 11 in 24 hours
• 38 were new admissions
• 79 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 45 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 45 were discharged since the last report
• 12,868 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 4 fatalities
• 3,221 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,160 hospital beds, 711 available, 23%
• 428 ICU beds, 100 available, 23%

 


 

March 25th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 25th at 8:45pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Thanks to our dedicated professionals and volunteers, we have hit a new 24-hour record for the number of vaccine doses administered—202,123—and we are administering more than a million doses every week. As we continue our outreach in the hard-hit communities to address the social and racial disparities statewide, we all must continue to take safety precautions since the virus is still a risk. I urge eligible New Yorkers to register for the vaccine. If we sustain this comprehensive offense, we will defeat COVID—and we will be the better for it.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,600. Of the 268,276 tests reported yesterday, 8,081, or 3.01 percent, were positive. The 7-day average percent positivity is 3.37 percent. There were 931 patients in ICU yesterday, up 13 from the previous day. Of them, 583 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 45 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 27.5 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 202,123 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 8,231,872 total doses with 14.6 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Fourteen community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online over the next week. These sites at houses of worship, community centers and local businesses are expected to vaccinate more than 4,200 people throughout this week. Since January 15, more than 160 community-based pop-up sites administered more than 62,500 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

4. To date, New York has conducted over 43 million tests. New York continues to lead in testing and in less than a week we've conducted one million tests. Getting tested for COVID regularly is a smart way to ensure you stay in good health. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A Southwest Airlines employee went to "infinity and beyond" to reunite a young boy and his favorite toy. Two-year-old Hagen accidentally left his beloved Buzz Lightyear toy on a Southwest plane in Dallas, TX, but by the time Hagen and his family realized, the plane was already in another state. Southwest Airlines agent Jason found the action figure and was able to send Buzz back home to Hagen."

 


 

March 25th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 25th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 25th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 398,045 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 7,641
• 26.9% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 214,367 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 5,840
• 699,790 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/15-3/21.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 18,620 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,283,872 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 743 new cases were reported
• 178,077 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.0% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 44,337 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 355,383 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 24th at 7:00pm
• 387 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 50 were new admissions
• 81 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 45 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 49 were discharged since the last report
• 12,823 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 3 fatalities
• 3,217 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,153 hospital beds, 685 available, 22%
• 433 ICU beds, 103 available, 24%

 


 

March 24th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 24th at 8:45pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"As of today, over eight million doses of vaccine have been administered in New York. Our large distribution network is steadily getting shots into people's arms all across the state, but we need to be mindful that we are still in a footrace between the infection rate and the virus. The progress we've made is only as lasting as our continued vigilance. Community behavior matters. It is imperative that we continue to exercise safe guidelines even as more and more of our fellow New Yorkers get vaccinated. Wear your mask, social distance and then when it's your turn—get the vaccine. And today we launched a unique training course where you can become even more knowledgeable on COVID and how to protect the health of your family and community. Details on this program, developed in partnership with Cornell University, are below—you can sign up here.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Enroll to become an NYS Citizen Public Health Leader. To continue the fight against COVID and prepare for the next public health emergency, the State announced the launch of a free, online Citizen Public Health Training course for New Yorkers. This innovative course, delivered by the New York State Department of Health in partnership with Cornell University and supported by the State University of New York, will prepare and equip New Yorkers to become NYS Citizen Public Health Leaders and build an informed network of community health leaders across the state. Enroll today

2. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,641. Of the 207,496 tests reported yesterday, 7,278, or 3.51 percent, were positive. The 7-day average percent positivity is 3.34 percent. There were 918 patients in ICU yesterday, down seven from the previous day. Of them, 596 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 71 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am this morning, 26.9 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 154,705 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 8,029,749 total doses with 14.1 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

4. Remember, mental health resources are available for New Yorkers who need them. Now that it's officially spring, we are slowly getting outside again and enjoying the warmer weather but we still recognize the mental and emotional strain many are feeling during the pandemic. New Yorkers can visit headspace.com/ny for free mindfulness resources or call our support hotline at 1-844-863-9314.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Even a small gesture like a thank you card can have a big impact. Canadian citizen Beverley Perrin hand-wrote and delivered over 1,000 thank you cards to truck drivers for their work throughout the pandemic keeping shelves stocked. Beverley and her husband, Dick, distributed the cards at a truck stop in Tilbury, Ontario, with each card containing a message of gratitude for truck drivers' essential work."

 


 

March 24th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 24th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 24th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 390,404 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 9,218
• 26.4% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 208,527 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 5,538
• 699,790 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/15-3/21.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 15,458 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,265,252 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 665 new cases were reported
• 177,334 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.4% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 44,096 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 354,817 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 23rd at 7:00pm
• 390 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 9 in 24 hours
• 39 were new admissions
• 80 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 9 in 24 hours
• 47 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 51 were discharged since the last report
• 12,774 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 5 fatalities
• 3,214 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,153 hospital beds, 676 available, 21%
• 433 ICU beds, 95 available, 22%

 


 

March 23rd at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 23rd at 8:45pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We continue to make great strides in our vaccination progress. To date, New York has administered nearly 8 million vaccine doses, and the state's expansive distribution network is hard at work getting shots in arms. Our NYS/FEMA mass vaccination site in Yonkers administered its 20,000th vaccine shot today and our vaccination site at Stony Brook on Long Island administered its 100,000th vaccine today. Over the next few weeks, we expect to see vaccine production ramping up, and we have to make sure we have both the capacity to vaccinate and eligible New Yorkers ready to take the vaccine. If you're eligible, get any of the vaccines available to you—they're all safe & effective.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,681. Of the 143,521 tests reported yesterday, 6,801, or 4.74 percent, were positive. The 7-day average percent positivity is 3.33 percent. There were 925 patients in ICU yesterday, up 40 from the previous day. Of them, 596 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 53 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 26.5 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 137,814 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 7,875,044 total doses with 13.8 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. Reminder: New Yorkers age 50 and up are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines. New Yorkers can check their eligibility and schedule an appointment at ny.gov/GetVaccinated or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

4. We are expanding testing capabilities to commercial landlords. The New York Forward COVID-Safe Offices partnership with commercial landlords will expand access to COVID-19 testing for employers statewide. As part of the initiative, 21 participating landlords have committed to provide space and facilitate access to testing services for tenants interested in conducting regular diagnostic testing of employees. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Memory quilts can be made of anything—even PPE. To honor the memory of the struggle New Yorkers endured throughout the pandemic, the Village of Mamaroneck Arts Council started a mask quilt project collecting decorated face masks from the community. The eight-foot by five-foot quilt showcases around 250 hand-painted masks designed by Mamaroneck residents as young as five and as old as 85 and is currently displayed at the Rye Neck High School Library in Westchester County."

 


 

March 23rd at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 23rd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 23rd at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 381,186 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 8,259
• 25.7% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 202,989 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 3,003
• 699,790 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/15-3/21.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 11,195 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,249,794 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 529 new cases were reported
• 176,669 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.7% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 43,931 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 354,375 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 22nd at 7:00pm
• 399 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 43 were new admissions
• 71 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 42 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 41 were discharged since the last report
• 12,723 have been discharged since March 22,2020

Fatalities
• 2 fatalities
• 3,209 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,166 hospital beds, 748 available, 24%
• 433 ICU beds, 118 available, 27%

 


 

March 22nd at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 22nd at 8:15pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Starting tomorrow at 8 a.m., New Yorkers 50 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. We continue to kick vaccinations into overdrive throughout the state by expanding eligibility, establishing new vaccination sites and opening up eligibility to providers to reach new populations. New York's distribution network is ready to handle an expected increase in supply, and we're excited to expand eligibility even further as we move to get through the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, limited supply from the federal government means that New Yorkers should remain patient. If you are among those who become eligible tomorrow, check New York State's Am I Eligible website to find an appointment (if available) at a State-run vaccination site near you, or call 1-833-NYS-4-VAX. VaccineFinder, a website affiliated with the CDC and Boston Children's Hospital, can also help eligible New Yorkers find vaccination locations.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,470. Of the 152,328 tests reported yesterday, 6,361, or 4.18 percent, were positive. The 7-day average percent positivity is 3.29 percent. There were 885 patients in ICU yesterday, down 5 from the previous day. Of them, 576 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 46 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 26.1 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 103,425 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 7,737,230 total doses with 13.4 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Today we launched the "Roll Up Your Sleeve" campaign to encourage houses of worship of all faiths to sign up as vaccination sites. Religious leaders of all faiths are trusted voices in their communities and can help New York counter vaccine hesitancy and get the vaccine to harder-to-reach communities in a fair and equitable way. New York State is calling on medical providers to volunteer to partner with houses of worship to conduct vaccination clinics. Medical professionals and houses of worship who are interested in being involved can learn more and sign up at ny.gov/rollupyoursleeve.
 
4. Pharmacies can vaccinate New Yorkers with qualifying health conditions. Previously, pharmacies were exclusively vaccinating New Yorkers age 60+ and seniors. If you are eligible for the vaccine due to an underlying health condition or comorbidity, contact your local pharmacy or check the VaccineFinder website to see if there are available vaccine appointments at a pharmacy near you.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A New York City teacher who became seriously ill with COVID a year ago reunited with the ICU staff who helped save his life. Tyrone John, a high school math teacher, was among the earliest people to become hospitalized in New York for COVID-19. Fortunately, he made it through. In a segment on the Today Show, he reunited with the staff who looked after him for weeks, including when he fell into a coma. One nurse reflected that John's recovery "gave us hope" during the darkest moments of our state and nation's fight against COVID-19."

 


 

March 22nd at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 22nd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 22nd at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 372,927 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 5,591
• 25.2% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 198,709 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 3,003
• 699,790 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/15-3/21.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 10,821 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,238,599 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 612 new cases were reported
• 176,140 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.7% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 43,774 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 353,967 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 21st at 7:00pm
• 393 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 5 in 24 hours
• 41 were new admissions
• 73 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 42 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 34 were discharged since the last report
• 12,682 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 5 fatalities
• 3,207 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,152 hospital beds, 794 available, 25%
• 433 ICU beds, 119 available, 27%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 21st at 7:00pm

Suffolk County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases March 10, 2020 – March 21, 2021

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March 21st at 7:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 21st at 7:00pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

Pharmacies Can Also Vaccinate New Yorkers Over 60 Years of Age and Teachers

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new guidance has been rolled out allowing pharmacies to vaccinate New Yorkers with comorbidities. Pharmacies were previously able to vaccinate New Yorkers over the age of 60 and teachers.
"New Yorkers with comorbidities are among our state's most at-risk residents, and access to the COVID-19 vaccine protects this vulnerable population as we work to defeat the virus and establish the new normal," Governor Cuomo said. "As New York receives more doses and more people receive the vaccine, we're able to expand the population pharmacies can serve, and this is a commonsense step forward that will help make it easier to protect New Yorkers."

New Yorkers with comorbidities or underlying health conditions can use the following to show they are eligible:
• Doctor's letter, or
• Medical information evidencing comorbidity, or
• Signed certification

New Yorkers age 16 and older with the following conditions are eligible for vaccines due to increased risk of moderate or severe illness or death from the virus that causes COVID-19:
• Cancer (current or in remission, including 9/11-related cancers)
• Chronic kidney disease
• Pulmonary Disease, including but not limited to, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), asthma (moderate-to-severe), pulmonary fibrosis, cystic fibrosis, and 9/11 related pulmonary diseases
• Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities including Down Syndrome
• Heart conditions, including but not limited to heart failure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathies, or hypertension (high blood pressure)
• Immunocompromised state (weakened immune system) including but not limited to solid organ transplant or from blood or bone marrow transplant, immune deficiencies, HIV, use of corticosteroids, use of other immune weakening medicines, or other causes
• Severe Obesity (BMI 40 kg/m2), Obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 30 kg/m2 or higher but < 40 kg/m2)
• Pregnancy
• Sickle cell disease or Thalassemia
• Type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus
• Cerebrovascular disease (affects blood vessels and blood supply to the brain)
• Neurologic conditions including but not limited to Alzheimer's Disease or dementia
• Liver disease

On March 9, Governor Cuomo announced that with increased supply of the vaccine, restrictions concerning which segments of the eligible population specific providers can vaccinate will be relaxed to align with the expanded eligibility beginning March 17. Previously, certain types of providers were directed to focus their vaccination efforts on specific populations to ensure equitable vaccine distribution. For example, hospitals vaccinated health care workers, local health departments vaccinated essential workers and pharmacies vaccinated New Yorkers 65 years of age and older. As part of this effort, providers are being encouraged to vaccinate those New Yorkers most at risk, such as individuals 60 years of age and older and people with comorbidities and underlying health conditions. Today's announcement further builds on those efforts.

New York State has continued to expand eligibility to the COVID-19 vaccine and establish mass vaccination sites and pop-up sites to distribute it. Governor Cuomo previously announced that beginning March 10, all New Yorkers 60 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine, while public facing essential workers from governmental and nonprofit entities became eligible beginning March 17. This expansion also includes public-facing essential building services workers.

On March 17, the Governor announced appointments are open at 10 new state-run mass vaccination sites across the state. On March 18, Governor Cuomo announced 16 community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online over the next week at churches, public housing developments and community centers. These sites are expected to vaccinate more than 4,500 people throughout the week.

 


 

March 21st at 7:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 21st, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 21st at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 367,336 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 7,111
• 24.8% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 195,706 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 4,030
• 699,790 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/15-3/21.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 16,022 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,227,778 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 729 new cases were reported
• 175,528 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.4% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 43,672 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 353,672 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 20th at 7:00pm
• 388 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 6 in 24 hours
• 40 were new admissions
• 76 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 40 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 43 were discharged since the last report
• 12,648 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 4 fatalities
• 3,202 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,141 hospital beds, 791 available, 25%
• 433 ICU beds, 104 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 20th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 20th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 20th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 20th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 360,225 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 9,872
• 24.3% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 191,676 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 4,635
• 455,365 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/8-3/14.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 18,224 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,211,756 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 767 new cases were reported
• 174,799 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 43,638 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 353,303 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 19th at 7:00pm
• 394 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 13 in 24 hours
• 53 were new admissions
• 80 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 7 in 24 hours
• 43 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 40 were discharged since the last report
• 12,605 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 4 fatalities
• 3,198 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,158 hospital beds, 726 available, 23%
• 433 ICU beds, 93 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 18th at 9:30pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"New Yorkers loves to root for the home team, and it was especially difficult to see great professional sports teams close to fans in stands as we implemented restrictions necessary to protect public health. Today I am pleased to announce that baseball is coming back to New York and fans will be able to attend games in-person. On April 1, the New York Mets and New York Yankees can resume playing with spectators in the stadiums. Professional sports in large outdoor stadiums that hold 10,000 people or more will be allowed to reopen at 20 percent capacity. Attendees must show proof of a recent negative test or completed vaccination series prior to entry and are subject to strict state guidance on face coverings, social distancing and health screenings. Vaccination efforts at both Yankee Stadium and Citi Field will still continue during the MLB season.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,536. Of the 271,463 tests reported yesterday, 7,796, or 2.87 percent, were positive. There were 934 patients in ICU yesterday, down 20 from the previous day. Of them, 590 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 57 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 1pm this morning, 24.0 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 146,518 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 7,150,352 total doses with 12.4 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. Smaller, regional sports venues can also reopen beginning April 1. These are venues that hold 1,500 people indoors or 2,500 people outdoors and initial capacity will be limited to 10 percent indoors and 20 percent outdoors. Attendees must show proof of a recent negative test or completed vaccination series prior to entry and are subject to strict state guidance on face coverings, social distancing and health screenings.

4. Beginning March 29, statewide travel for sports and recreational activities will be permitted. Currently, travel for sports and recreation is limited to contiguous counties and regions in accordance with New York State Department of Health guidance.

5. Large outdoor performing arts venues, including stadiums, that hold more than 2,500 people can reopen at 20 percent capacity beginning April 1. Venue capacity for concerts and other performing arts events will continue to increase as the public health situation improves with more New Yorkers receiving vaccinations and fewer COVID-19 cases in the community. Attendees must show proof of a recent negative test or completed vaccination series prior to entry and are subject to strict state guidance on face coverings, social distancing and health screenings.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": It's not every day that you're treated to a surprise performance from world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma. At the Berkshire Community College vaccination site in Massachusetts, people who came for their COVID-19 vaccine shot were treated to a surprise performance from the cellist, who received his second COVID-19 shot at the site. Throughout the pandemic, Yo-Yo Ma has been streaming performances on social media and his performance at the vaccination site was his way to help give something back."

 


 

March 18th at 9:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 18th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 18th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 343,659 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 7,219
• 23.2% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 183,943 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 4,152
• 455,365 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/8-3/14.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 17,074 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,175,366 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 651 new cases were reported
• 173,321 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 43,630 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 352,347 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 17th at 7:00pm
• 402 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 53 were new admissions
• 79 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 47 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 53 were discharged since the last report
• 12,520 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 9 fatalities
• 3,185 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,153 hospital beds, 674 available, 21%
• 433 ICU beds, 101 available, 23%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 17th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 17th at 8:30pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"As of today, New York has administered seven million vaccine shots to eligible New Yorkers, which is great progress. Earlier today, I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Mount Neboh Baptist Church vaccination site to help spread a key message that all the vaccines work, all of them are safe and New Yorkers should take whatever vaccine they can as soon as they can. We will continue to move our vaccination progress forward as fast as supply allows but as soon as you are eligible, get any of the three vaccines—they are safe and effective. Protect yourself and your family.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,624. Of the 263,401 tests reported yesterday, 8,976, or 3.41 percent, were positive. There were 954 patients in ICU yesterday, up 11 from the previous day. Of them, 601 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 54 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 23.5 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 148,564 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 7,003,834 total doses with 12.2 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Appointments are now available at ten new state-run mass vaccination sites across the state. All ten sites will open on Friday, March 19, and will operate from 8:00am to 7:00pm daily. Each site will have the ability to vaccinate more than one thousand New Yorkers daily dependent on supply from the federal government. Appointments at the sites located in New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and Western New York regions available for booking today at ny.gov/GetVaccinated or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

4. Indoor fitness classes can resume at limited capacity on March 22. Indoor fitness classes can begin reopening statewide at 33 percent capacity with health screening and contact information required at sign-in. Classes should be scheduled to allow additional time for cleaning and disinfection between sessions. Local health departments shall inspect before or within 2 weeks of the fitness center opening to ensure compliance.

5. Beginning April 5, the 11pm curfew currently in place for casinos, movie theaters, bowling alleys, billiards halls, gyms and fitness centers will be lifted. The 11pm curfew for food and beverage establishments and the midnight curfew for catered events will remain in effect. Both curfews will be re-evaluated in late April.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": When a lost bulldog found its way onto train tracks, two LIRR employees jumped to his rescue. Dog owner Mike Francow was eating his lunch in East Hampton, NY, when his 8-year-old English bulldog Sampson ran away onto nearby train tracks. Thankfully, LIRR engineer Christian Beck saw the lost dog in time to slow down the train to protect the canine. Along with assistant conductor Vinny Fragale, the two lured Sampson onto their train and were able to reunite the bulldog with his owner. Great work by our LIRR team."

 


 

March 17th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 17th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 17th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 336,440 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 10,734
• 22.7% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 179,791 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 5,390
• 455,365 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/8-3/14.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 16,783 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,158,292 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 720 new cases were reported
• 172,670 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.3.% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.4% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 42,939 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 351,789 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 16th at 7:00pm
• 404 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 49 were new admissions
• 80 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 46 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 41 were discharged since the last report
• 12,467 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 6 fatalities
• 3,176 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,157 hospital beds, 708 available, 22%
• 433 ICU beds, 96 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 16th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 16th at 8:30pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"As our vaccine supply from the federal government increases, we can expand eligibility to more New Yorkers to keep our vaccination progress moving. Starting tomorrow at 8am, three new groups of New Yorkers will be eligible for the vaccine: public-facing government and public workers, not-for-profit workers who provide public-facing services to New Yorkers in need, and essential in-person building service workers. New Yorkers who qualify in these categories can make an appointment through the Am I Eligible Tool or through the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). We're expanding our vaccination network and expanding eligibility so we can get even more shots in arms and go back to the things we love. Supply is limited, but we are forging ahead. 

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,657. Of the 157,096 tests reported yesterday, 6,508, or 4.14 percent, were positive. There were 943 patients in ICU yesterday, up 20 from the previous day. Of them, 609 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 51 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 22.9 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 134,536 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 6,834,384 total doses with 11.8 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. Starting tomorrow, March 17, most vaccination sites will be able to vaccinate any eligible New Yorker, no matter the category. Any vaccine provider will be able to vaccinate any eligible New Yorker, excluding pharmacies, which will focus on individuals over the age of 60 and teachers, in line with federal policy.

4. Reminder: Scheduling begins at the three new Long Island mass vaccination sites tomorrow at 8am. To expand the State's vaccine distribution network, three new sites will open on Friday, March 19, in Brentwood, Old Westbury and Southampton. Eligible New Yorkers can make an appointment through the Am I Eligible Tool or through the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). 

5. The Department of Financial Services issued new guidance for the fair and prompt payment of insurance claims. Claim denials and payment delays for administrative reasons are the last things New Yorkers need in the middle of a public health crisis. The new guidance alerts insurers of new protections for patients. Read more.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Residents of Hell's Kitchen transformed a vacant storefront into a free store to help members of the community. The Hell's Kitchen store, organized by Chana Widawski and Bailey Sperling, offers small items such as books, unused toiletries, and other small household items available 24/7. Free stores have been popping up in New York City and the newly opened Hell's Kitchen storefront is another example of the compassion of New Yorkers."

 


 

March 16th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 16th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 16th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 325,706 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 6,668
• 22.0% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 174,401 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 4,523
• 455,365 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/8-3/14.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 11,633 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,141,509 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 652 new cases were reported
• 171,950 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.9% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 42,780 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 351,269 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 15th at 7:00pm
• 401 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 12 in 24 hours
• 45 were new admissions
• 77 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 2 in 24 hours
• 48 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 30 were discharged since the last report
• 12,426 have been discharged since March 22,2020

Fatalities
• 8 fatalities
• 3,170 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,160 hospital beds, 752 available, 24%
• 433 ICU beds, 105 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 15th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 15th at 8:30pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today I was happy to announce three new mass vaccination sites are coming to Long Island. The sites, located in Brentwood, Old Westbury and Southampton, will open this Friday, March 19. All three sites will have the ability to vaccinate more than one thousand New Yorkers daily dependent on supply from the federal government. Appointments become available for booking Wednesday, March 17, at 8:00am and can be made through the Am I Eligible Tool or by calling the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). New York will continue to expand our distribution network and vaccinate more New Yorkers as supply ramps up further.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose slightly to 4,517. Of the 127,005 tests reported yesterday, 5,807, or 4.57 percent, were positive. There were 923 patients in ICU yesterday, down four from the previous day. Of them, 614 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 58 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 22.5 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 122,778 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 6,699,848 total doses with 11.6 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. The Bethpage Air Show at Jones Beach will return this year on Memorial Day weekend. The outdoor show, sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, features a range of military and civilian aerial performers. This year's show will be a ticketed event, with reduced capacity and social distancing measures in place to ensure a safe return of the patriotic Long Island tradition.

4. Wedding receptions and catered events can now resume statewide at limited capacity. All venues hosting weddings and catered events must follow the State's health and safety protocols. More information on the industry guidelines can be found here.

5. Excelsior Pass is coming soon. Earlier this month, New York announced a pilot program with Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center to test Excelsior Pass—a free, fast and secure way to present digital proof of COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results at businesses or venues. New York is now testing Excelsior Pass with select "Beta" participants. If you are interested in being a "Beta" tester and helping New York safely reopen, fill out this screening form and you may be selected to be among the first to get a look at Excelsior Pass.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A missing baby kangaroo was safely returned home thanks to a community coming together. Stokoe Farms in Scottsville, NY, is known for Christmas trees and pumpkin patches but also cares for kangaroos. One of their young kangaroos (or joeys), Kaia, recently escaped her handler, but thanks to the efforts of a group of volunteers who organized a search, the joey was found and returned safely to the farm's care.  "

 


 

March 15th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 15th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 15th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 319,038 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 5,331
• 21.5% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 169,878 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 3,097
• 455,365 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/8-3/14.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 11,060 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,129,876 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 560 new cases were reported
• 171,298 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 42,734 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 351,126 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 14th at 7:00pm
• 389 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 10 in 24 hours
• 40 were new admissions
• 75 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 48 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 28 were discharged since the last report
• 12,396 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 4 fatalities
• 3,162 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,151 hospital beds, 824 available, 26%
• 433 ICU beds, 110 available, 25%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 14th at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 14th at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 14th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 14th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 313,707 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 4,561
• 21.2% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 166,781 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 3,536
• 455,365 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/8-3/14.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 12,553 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,118,816 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 512 new cases were reported
• 170,738 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 42,542 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 350,589 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 13th at 7:00pm
• 379 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 6 in 24 hours
• 39 were new admissions
• 72 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 46 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 44 were discharged since the last report
• 12,368 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 3 fatalities
• 3,158 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,152 hospital beds, 776 available, 25%
• 435 ICU beds, 107 available, 25%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 13th at 7:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 13th at 7:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 13th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 13th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 309,146 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 7,375
• 20.9% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 163,245 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 4,707
• 1,020,660 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 15,974 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,106,263 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 664 new cases were reported
• 170,226 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.4% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 42,338 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 349,048 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 12th at 7:00pm
• 385 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 7 in 24 hours
• 46 were new admissions
• 76 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 5 in 24 hours
• 43 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 38 were discharged since the last report
• 12,324 have been discharged since March 22,2020

Fatalities
• 5 fatalities
• 3,155 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,153 hospital beds, 833 available, 26%
• 435 ICU beds, 102 available, 23%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 12th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 12th at 8:00pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We're making progress each day in holding the infection rate down and by vaccinating more New Yorkers, but we have more work to do to end this pandemic and to get New York back to safety. We have faced huge challenges with discipline and toughness, and we can make it through as we see the light at the end of the tunnel. New York State is expanding its vaccine distribution network to get more shots in arms, and we'll be able to ramp up vaccinations once the supply increases. In the meantime, New Yorkers should continue washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing as we get through this pandemic together.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,634. Of the 299,278 tests reported yesterday, 9,299, or 3.11 percent, were positive. There were 935 patients in ICU yesterday, down 20 from the previous day. Of them, 639 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 74 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 21.0 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 178,118 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 6,264,136 total doses with 10.7 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. I signed legislation granting employees time off to get the COVID-19 vaccine. No employee should be penalized for needing time off to get vaccinated. Under this new law, public and private employees will be granted up to four hours of excused leave per shot that will not be charged against any other leave the employee has earned or accrued. This legislation takes effect immediately.

4. The State is expanding the New York Forward Rapid Test Program to help businesses reopen. The Rapid Test Program connects New Yorkers with affordable rapid tests: $30 in 30 minutes. Within the next week, 26 sites will open in New York City, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, Western New York and on Long Island for a total of 38 active sites statewide. To make an appointment, visit the program website. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Retired ski racer and Olympic medalist Andrew Weibrecht is taking to the slopes again to raise money for charity. The native New Yorker plans to ski all 46 of the Adirondack High Peaks in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York. So far, Weibrecht has completed eight of the peaks and hopes to complete the challenge next winter."

 


 

March 12th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 12th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 12th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 301,771 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 9,529
• 20.4% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 158,538 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 5,758
• 1,020,660 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/1-3/7.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 18,807 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,090,289 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 798 new cases were reported
• 169,562 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.1% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 42,092 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 349,048 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 11th at 7:00pm
• 378 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 17 in 24 hours
• 38 were new admissions
• 71 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 47 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 48 were discharged since the last report
• 12,286 have been discharged since March 22,2020

Fatalities
• 5 fatalities
• 3,150 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,156 hospital beds, 736 available, 23%
• 435 ICU beds, 103 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 11th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 11th at 8:30pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"With more and more New Yorkers getting vaccinated every day, we are moving toward a final stage in our fight against COVID. To date, New York has administered more than 6 million total doses of vaccine across the state, with more than 1 million doses administered at New York State-run mass vaccination sites. Even as we reach new milestones, we are still in a footrace to make sure the vaccination rate remains ahead of the infection rate. We have a strong process in place and we will continue working and vaccinating until New York becomes the first COVID-free state in the nation.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,735. Of the 243,153 tests reported yesterday, 6,747, or 2.77 percent, were positive. There were 955 patients in ICU yesterday, down 44 from the previous day. Of them, 665 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 80 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 20.4 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 144,946 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 6,086,018 total doses with 10.4 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Starting April 1, quarantine for domestic travel to New York will no longer be required. Mandatory quarantine will remain for international travelers. The Department of Health still recommends quarantine as an added precaution and all travelers must complete the Traveler Health Form

4. Fourteen community-based pop-up vaccination sites will come online this week. These sites are expected to vaccinate more than 4,000 people throughout the week. Since January 15, 135 community-based pop-up sites have administered more than 54,000 first doses and more than 41,000 second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As has been the case with previous pop-up sites, these sites will be re-established in three weeks to administer second doses.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Most cardinals are a vibrant red but on rare occasions, one might come across a yellow cardinal. In Rushville, Illinois, Chelsea Curry and her husband are among those lucky few to see the rare yellow bird, and in their own backyard. There are about 50 million red cardinals and only about 10 or 12 yellow feathered cardinals in the eastern United States and eastern Canada, so spotting one is an extremely rare and lucky sight."

 


 

March 11th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 11th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 11th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 292,242 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 7,564
• 19.7% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 152,780 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 8,954
• 1,020,660 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/1-3/7.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 15,925 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,071,482 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 565 new cases were reported
• 168,764 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 42,058 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 348,961 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 10th at 7:00pm
• 395 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 41 were new admissions
• 71 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 11 in 24 hours
• 49 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 50 were discharged since the last report
• 12,238 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 9 fatalities
• 3,145 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,184 hospital beds, 737 available, 23%
• 437 ICU beds, 105 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 10th at 9:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 10th at 9:30pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Our vaccination sites across the state are working diligently to administer the vaccine as fast as supply allows and we're continuing to make progress in our vaccination efforts. In the past seven days, more than 1.12 million doses have been administered and as of this morning, New Yorkers who are 60 and up can schedule an appointment. As our vaccination efforts continue, we cannot afford to loosen up our vigilance against this virus. New Yorkers should remain careful and patient as we stay laser-focused on getting more shots in arms.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 4,798. Of the 205,616 tests reported yesterday, 6,489, or 3.16 percent, were positive. There were 999 patients in ICU yesterday, down 12 from the previous day. Of them, 686 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 58 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 19.9 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 143,592 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 5,941,072 total doses with 9.8 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Indoor dining in New York City can expand to 50 percent capacity beginning on March 19. Currently, New York City and New Jersey restaurants are operating at 35 percent capacity. This decision is made in partnership with Governor Murphy and will coincide with New Jersey expanding indoor dining to 50 percent on March 19. Other New York restaurants outside of New York City will expand to 75 percent capacity beginning March 19.

4. To date, New York has conducted over 40 million COVID tests. In just five days, New York has conducted an additional one million COVID tests. Getting tested for COVID regularly is a great way to ensure your health and the health of those around you. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing site.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": The first vaccine vial is becoming a permanent part of American history. On December 14, 2020, New York ICU nurse Sandra Lindsay made history as the first American to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The vial of the first vaccine used is now headed to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. to document this important moment in society's fight against the virus."

 


 

March 9th at 9:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 9th at 9:30pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"The vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against COVID and we are marching forward to expand access to the vaccines. Starting tomorrow, March 10, at 8am, all New Yorkers 60 years of age and older will be eligible to receive the vaccine. Beginning March 17, eligibility will expand again, allowing public-facing essential workers from governmental and nonprofit entities to get the vaccine. This expansion also includes public-facing essential building services workers. New Yorkers will be able to make appointments through the Am I Eligible tool or by calling the NYS Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). The fight against the COVID virus continues on all fronts and by vaccinating as many New Yorkers as possible, we come closer to defeating the virus and getting back to the things we love.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 4,899. Of the 174,514 tests reported yesterday, 6,850, or 3.93 percent, were positive. There were 1,011 patients in ICU yesterday, up six from the previous day. Of them, 675 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 75 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 19.4 percent of New Yorkers have completed at least one vaccine dose. Over the past 24 hours, 156,774 total doses have been administered. To date, New York administered 5,797,480 total doses with 9.6 percent of New Yorkers completing their vaccine series. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Effective March 17, most vaccination sites will be able to vaccinate any eligible New Yorker, no matter the category. Any vaccine provider will be able to vaccinate any eligible New Yorker, excluding pharmacies, which will focus on individuals over the age of 60 and teachers, in line with federal policy. Pharmacies may begin vaccinating individuals over the age of 60 and teachers starting tomorrow, March 10.

4. The MTA released a new digital feature to help locate vaccine sites. The MTA's Live Subway Map can now be used to find vaccination sites in New York City. The map includes links with each location that directs users to the appropriate scheduling website. If the site takes appointments over the phone, the map provides the phone number.

5. Today I signed the COVID-19 Emergency Protect Our Small Businesses Act of 2021. This act establishes eviction and foreclosure protections for small businesses. These new protections build on moratoriums on commercial evictions and foreclosures established by Executive Order that have given New York businesses peace of mind since COVID first arrived in New York over a year ago. The legislation will initially apply to small businesses with under 50 employees that demonstrate a financial hardship, as well as small businesses with 10 or fewer units. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": The New York Aquarium in Brooklyn recently welcomed a new resident: a harbor seal pup named Sidney. Sidney, who will be joining the Sea Cliffs exhibit at the aquarium, is an orphaned harbor seal pup that was rescued by Pacific Marine Mammal Care in California in February 2020. She arrived at the aquarium in November of last year, but needed some time to acclimate to her new environment. She already has a new friend—another harbor seal pup named Murphy. Welcome to New York, Sidney. "

 


 

March 9th at 9:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 9th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 9th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 277,579 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 8,413
• 18.7% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 140,360 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 2,474
• 1,020,660 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/1-3/7.

Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 12,327 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,041,887 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 552 new cases were reported
• 167,601 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 41,816 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 348,040 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 9th at 7:00pm
• 395 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 5 in 24 hours
• 42 were new admissions
• 91 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 52 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 27 were discharged since the last report
• 12,136 have been discharged since March 22,2020

Fatalities
• 8 fatalities
• 3,134 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,165 hospital beds, 797 available, 25%
• 433 ICU beds, 111 available, 26%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 8th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 8th at 8:30pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Our mass vaccination sites are doing outstanding work administering the vaccine to eligible New Yorkers. Over the weekend, the Javits Center vaccination site administered 13,431 doses over a 24-hour period on Saturday and Sunday, and 13,713 doses over a 24-hour period on Sunday and Monday—the best performance of any one vaccination site in the nation. Thanks to increasing vaccine supply from the federal government, we can continue to ramp up New York's distribution efforts. To that end, we will open 10 new mass vaccination sites in the coming weeks to continue to get shots in arms and to bring us closer to vaccines for all. The new sites will be established in New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Capital Region, Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and Western New York. The more people we vaccinate, the more we can continue our progress to keep the infection rate down and reopen our economy and defeat COVID once and for all.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations slightly rose to 4,830. Of the 146,456 tests reported yesterday, 5,309, or 3.62 percent, were positive. There were 1,005 patients in ICU yesterday, up six from the previous day. Of them, 669 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 64 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am today, 89 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 3,746,905 first doses administered of the 4,227,090 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 5,640,706 total doses have been administered out of the 6,541,110 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Starting March 19, restaurants outside of New York City can expand indoor dining capacity. The data has shown that restaurants can operate safely and in accordance with strict protocols at 75 percent capacity. New York City restaurant capacity will remain at 35 percent capacity.

4. More than 40,000 vaccine doses have been administered in New York houses of worship. More than 22,500 first doses and more than 18,000 second doses have been administered at 48 pop-up sites established in houses of worship. Partnering with houses of worship builds on New York's efforts to bring the vaccine to underserved communities across the state and I call on more religious leaders to partner with New York to establish more pop-up sites. Interested houses of worship can contact the state here

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A Long Island teen has partnered with an international nonprofit to help provide kids around the world with access to children's books. Victoria Isernia, a high school student in Huntington, NY, organized a book drive in her community and collected more than 1,000 books that she donated to international nonprofit Hindi's Libraries, which will help distribute the books to children in need."

 


 

March 8th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 8th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 8th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 269,166 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 6,422
• 18.2% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 137,886 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 1,62

New York State and Long Island
• 1,020,660 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/1-3/7.
• 480,685 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 90% were administered
• 774,570 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 87% were administered
• Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million.


Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 12,801 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,029,560 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 552 new cases were reported
• 167,049 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 41,574 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 347,446 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 8th at 7:00pm
• 390 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 18 in 24 hours
• 31 were new admissions
• 90 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 54 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 21 were discharged since the last report
• 12,109 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 1 fatality
• 3,126 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,158 hospital beds, 877 available, 28%
• 433 ICU beds, 113 available, 26%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 8th at 8:30pm

J&J VACCINE: FINALLY, ONE DOSE WITH NO CONTROVERSY
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EXPERTS EXPLORE THE ETHICS OF COVID-19 VACCINES AND PREGNANCY
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WHEN WILL CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS BE VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19?
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March 8th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases March 10, 2020 – March 8, 2021

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March 7th at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 7th at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 7th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 7th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 262,744 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 9,518
• 17.7% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 136,257 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 3,776

New York State and Long Island
• 1,020,660 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 3/1-3/7.
• 480,685 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 88% were administered
• 774,570 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 85% were administered
• Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million.


Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 14,889 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,016,759 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 618 new cases were reported
• 166,497 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 41,441 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 347,075 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 7th at 7:00pm
• 372 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 19 in 24 hours
• 41 were new admissions
• 89 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 4 in 24 hours
• 59 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 58 were discharged since the last report
• 12,088 have been discharged since March 22, 2020

Fatalities
• 5 fatalities
• 3,125 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,160 hospital beds, 867 available, 27%
• 433 ICU beds, 103 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 6th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 6th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 6th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 6th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 253,256 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 9,999
• 17.1% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 132,481 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 4,815

New York State and Long Island
• 393,530 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 2/22 -2/28.
• 467,620 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 88% were administered
• 754,445 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 85% were administered
• Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million.


Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 16,308 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 3,001,870 total tests have been administered since March 2020
• 590 new cases were reported
• 165,879 total cases have been reported since March 2020
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 41,257 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 346,443 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 6th at 7:00pm
• 391 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 17 in 24 hours
• 39 were new admissions
• 85 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 61 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 39 were discharged since the last report
• 12,030 have been discharged since March 22,2020

Fatalities
• 6 fatalities
• 3,120 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,177 hospital beds, 809 available, 25%
• 439 ICU beds, 107 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 5th at 9:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 5th at 9:15pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"New York officially deployed the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine as of last night. We began administering the single-dose vaccine during the overnight hours at Yankee Stadium for eligible Bronx residents and continued today at the State's new short-term mass vaccination sites upstate. We will add to this effort with overnight hours at the Javits Center and the New York State Fairgrounds starting tonight. There are over 12 million New Yorkers eligible for the vaccines so while this third COVID vaccine ramps up our efforts, we ask New Yorkers to be patient as we wait for more supply from the federal government. It's crucial that we keep doing what we know stops the spread of the virus. COVID is still a threat to our communities. That means each of us needs to wear a mask, social distance and wash our hands. We'll beat this thing—it's only a matter of time and diligence.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 5,034. Of the 295,935 tests reported yesterday, 8,956, or 3.02 percent, were positive. There were 1,030 patients in ICU yesterday, down 13 from the previous day. Of them, 700 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 94 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am today, 95 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 3,371,537 first doses administered of the 3,558,980 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 5,143,219 total doses have been administered out of the 5,756,800 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. Appointments are still available during overnight hours for eligible Bronx residents at Yankee Stadium. In a pilot program, Yankee Stadium will be administering the Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine during overnight hours at the site. If you are an eligible Bronx resident, schedule an appointment.  

4. To date, New York has conducted over 39 million COVID tests. That's more than twice the population of New York State. Getting tested for COVID regularly is still an excellent way to ensure your health and the health of those around you. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location.

5. Vaccine appointments are still available at several state-run vaccination sites. Checking your eligibility takes only a minute. Use the State's Am I Eligible Tool to see if you can get the COVID vaccine and then schedule an appointment. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": While deer and pigeons may be common sightings in the Empire State, a goat is more unusual—especially in New York City. Dubbed Billy the Goat, the lost animal was found walking along the side of a highway in Queens by a good Samaritan. While it's still unknown where Billy came from or how he ended up on a highway in Queens, the goat was brought to the 63rd Precinct in Brooklyn. The precinct shared some photos of Billy receiving care at the precinct on social media and now the goat is at the NYC Animal Care Center in good hands."

 


 

March 4th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 4th at 8:45pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"The Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine adds to our supply in New York and we will begin using this third vaccine tonight at Yankee Stadium. We are expanding our vaccine distribution by opening three new short-term mass vaccination sites upstate. The sites will be located at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY (Dutchess County); SUNY Genesee in Batavia, NY (Genesee County); and Jamestown Community College in Olean, NY (Cattaraugus County). These sites open tomorrow, March 5, and aim to distribute the vaccine in areas of the State that need additional options for residents. Vaccinating as many New Yorkers as possible is vital to protecting public health and ultimately defeating the virus, and these sites take us further along in this effort.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 5,177. Of the 270,089 tests reported yesterday, 7,593, or 2.81 percent, were positive. There were 1,043 patients in ICU yesterday, down four from the previous day. Of them, 712 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 60 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am today, 96 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 3,231,841 first doses administered of the 3,375,540 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 4,959,235 total doses have been administered out of the 5,515,260 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. The State is adjusting travel restrictions. Domestic travelers to New York State who have been vaccinated no longer have to quarantine or test out within 90 days of their full vaccination. International travelers still must adhere to CDC quarantine guidelines.

4. The NY Forward Rapid Testing program is helping us fast-track our economy's reopening. Testing is one of the key components of a successful reopening, and this public-private partnership provides New Yorkers with convenient access to low-cost COVID-19 rapid tests. Tests are available to New Yorkers for no more than $30. Learn more and find a testing site.

5. Twelve community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online this week. These sites, established at public housing developments, churches, community centers, schools and fire stations, are expected to vaccinate more than 4,000 people throughout the week. Since January 15, 120 community-based pop-up sites have administered more than 50,000 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As has been the case with previous pop-up sites, these sites will be re-established in three weeks to administer second doses. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Kindness begets kindness, and tonight's DBM takes us to the small town of Dauphin, Pennsylvania. UPS driver Chad Turns has become a familiar face in the neighborhood, where he has delivered packages for years, getting to know many of the town's residents in the process. To show their appreciation for Chad's work and dedication, especially during the pandemic, Dauphin residents pooled together to throw him a surprise party—socially distanced and with masks—in his honor. They presented him with balloons, cards and $1,000, a gesture that brought Chad to tears."

 


 

March 4th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 4th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 4th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 234,663 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 8,097
• 15.8% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 124,524 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 2,119

New York State and Long Island
• 393,530 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 2/22 -2/28.
• 436,645 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 89% were administered
• 709,360 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 85% were administered
• Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million.


Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 16,516 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,967,263 total tests have been administered since March
• 654 new cases were reported
• 164,539 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.0% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 40,803 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 344,966 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 4th at 7:00pm
• 420 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 43 were new admissions
• 88 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 7 in 24 hours
• 57 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 40 were discharged since the last report
• 11,938 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 3 fatalities
• 3,105 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,190 hospital beds, 841 available, 26%
• 441 ICU beds, 110 available, 25%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 3rd at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 3rd at 8:00pm     

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"New Yorkers have done a tremendous job working to stop the spread of COVID, and we are gradually able to expand reopening while protecting the public health. Beginning April 2, event, arts and entertainment venues can reopen at 33 percent capacity, up to 100 people indoors and up to 200 people outdoors. If all attendees present proof of a negative test prior to entry, capacity can increase up to 150 people indoors and up to 500 people outdoors. Social distancing and face coverings will be required for all attendees, as well as strict adherence to all applicable Department of Health guidance. We are in an urgent race against the virus and we need to continue the trend of the infection rate moving down and the vaccination rate going up. New Yorkers will get through this as long as we stay tough and keep this momentum heading in the right direction.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped slightly to 5,323. Of the 218,069 tests reported yesterday, 7,704, or 3.53 percent, were positive. There were 1,047 patients in ICU yesterday, down 29 from the previous day. Of them, 735 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 75 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am today, 95 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 3,125,025 first doses administered of the 3,290,980 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 4,819,412 total doses have been administered out of the 5,372,605 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Eligible New Yorkers in Buffalo, Rochester, the Albany area and Yonkers area can make appointments at the State-FEMA mass vaccination sites. Vaccine appointments are available to eligible New Yorkers within the host county of each site, with the exception of the Albany site, which also serves residents from Rensselaer and Schenectady Counties. If you are eligible and live in any of these four areas, schedule an appointment through the State's Am I Eligible Tool or by calling the NYS COVID Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

4. New York is expanding gathering capacity limitations starting March 22. Residential gatherings of up to 25 people can be held outdoors. Indoor residential gatherings remain capped at 10 people to reduce the continued risk of spread, which is more likely in indoor settings. Additionally, non-residential social gatherings of us to 100 people can occur indoors and up to 200 people can occur outdoors.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": You can walk a marathon anywhere—even in a hotel room. After being exposed to COVID, Cornell student Nicholas de Boer quarantined in a hotel room for two weeks and decided to raise money for charity by walking a marathon in his room—walking around his room over and over again. De Boer's effort supported The Eikon Charity in the U.K. and Tompkins County Mental Health Association to help those who may be physically and emotionally isolated. So far, he has raised $1,500 for the Tompkins County Mental Health Association and 1,020 pounds (approximately $1,424) for The Eikon Charity."

 


 

March 3rd at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 3rd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 3rd at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 226,566 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 5,449
• 15.3% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 122,405 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 2,420


New York State and Long Island
• 393,530 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 2/22 -2/28.
• 426,000 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 88% were administered
• 691,660 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 85% were administered
• Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million.


Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 13,830 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,950,747 total tests have been administered since March
• 569 new cases were reported
• 163,885 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.4% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 40,595 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 344,246 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 3rd at 7:00pm
• 425 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 45 were new admissions
• 95 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 64 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 49 were discharged since the last report
• 11,898 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 7 fatalities
• 3,102 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,195 hospital beds, 759 available, 24%
• 443 ICU beds, 125 available, 28%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 2nd at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 2nd at 8:00pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Now that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been authorized for emergency use by the FDA and recommended by the NYS Clinical Advisory Task Force, we are one step closer to eradicating COVID from every corner of our state. I'm confident that we will all continue to see increases to our weekly vaccine supply, but even with the increased supply allocation, it will still take time to get every New Yorker vaccinated. The war isn't won until we can reach herd immunity—with enough New Yorkers vaccinated to protect everyone. I urge all qualifying New Yorkers to make an appointment and get a vaccine as soon as it's their turn, and to continue to wear a mask and social distance even after being fully vaccinated. 

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. New York will begin administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at state-run mass vaccination sites later this week. We are launching a new pilot program to begin administering the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine to eligible New Yorkers during overnight hours at the Yankee Stadium, Javits Center and New York State Fair mass vaccination sites. Yankee Stadium will begin administering the vaccine starting Thursday, March 4, and the Javits Center and New York State Fair sites will begin administering the vaccine Friday, March 5. 

2. COVID hospitalizations rose slightly to 5,369. Of the 128,034 tests reported yesterday, 5,800 or 4.53 percent, were positive. There were 1,076 patients in ICU yesterday, up 11 from the previous day. Of them, 747 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 82 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am today, 95 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 3,033,922 first doses administered of the 3,206,430 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 4,698,354 total doses have been administered out of the 5,229,950 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

4. The State announced a pilot program to test the Excelsior Pass at Madison Square Garden and the Barclays Center. The Excelsior Pass, developed in partnership with IBM, will use proven, secure technology to confirm an individual's vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test to help fast-track the reopening of many entertainment venues and other businesses in accordance with New York State guidelines. This new technology was successfully tested during the initial phase of the pilot during the Brooklyn Nets game at the Barclays Center on February 27. It will now be tested for a second time during the New York Rangers game tonight, March 2, at Madison Square Garden.

5. An additional $25 million will be directed to the Nourish NY initiative. Since its launch in April 2020, the Nourish NY program has helped bring 21 million pounds of surplus agricultural products from New York farmers to households in need. This additional funding will help the program continue this important effort through July to ensure that no New Yorker goes hungry.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Being named an honorary bus operator is an esteemed title, especially for 5-year-old Amir Gladden. Amir loves buses and for his birthday this year, his mom reached out to the MTA and asked if there was something special they could do for her son. The MTA did not disappoint and gave Amir a special surprise VIP tour of the Tuskegee Airmen Bus Depot facility and gave him his new honorary title."

 


 

March 2nd at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 2nd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 2nd at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 221,117 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 5,554
• 14.9% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 119,985 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 3,803


New York State and Long Island
• 393,530 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 2/22 -2/28.
• 415,355 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 88% were administered
• 673,955 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 86% were administered
• Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million..


Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 10,787 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,936,917 total tests have been administered since March
• 498 new cases were reported
• 163,316 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 3.9% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.0% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 40,468 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 343,803 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 2nd at 7:00pm
• 431 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 35 were new admissions
• 97 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 6 in 24 hours
• 67 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 19 were discharged since the last report
• 11,849 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 9 fatalities
• 3,095 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,186 hospital beds, 818 available, 26%
• 441 ICU beds, 132 available, 30%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 1st at 7:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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March 1st at 7:15pm     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"One year ago today, New York confirmed our first case of the novel coronavirus, and the uncharted pandemic of COVID-19 began for New Yorkers. We've faced great pain and loss over the last 365 days, but there's reason to be hopeful for the future. Today, the New York State Clinical Advisory Task Force unanimously recommended the use of the Janssen Pharmaceuticals/Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. Johnson & Johnson's single-shot vaccine has less restrictive storage requirements that will make it easier for the state to reach more New Yorkers, faster. We expect to receive approximately 164,800 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine this week. There's a lot of work ahead, but with this vaccine's approval—the third one—we have cause for optimism as we move forward to a post-COVID future.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose slightly to 5,307. Of the 174,158 tests reported yesterday, 6,235, or 3.58 percent, were positive. There were 1,065 patients in ICU yesterday, down 18 from the previous day. Of them, 741 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 80 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am today, 92 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,954,858 first doses administered of the 3,206,430 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 4,583,616 total doses have been administered out of the 5,229,950 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. Starting today, hotel workers are now eligible for the COVID vaccine. Given the overall increase to the State's supply and the essential health care service that these hotel workers provide, we are granting localities the flexibility to add hotel workers to the 1B vaccine prioritization group. Hotel workers can schedule an appointment through the State's Am I Eligible Tool or call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

4. Appointments still available at mass vaccination sites in Brooklyn and Queens. Over the weekend, appointments opened up to all eligible New Yorkers who live in Brooklyn or Queens. Eligible Brooklyn residents can make a vaccination appointment at the Medgar Evers College site; eligible Queens residents can schedule a vaccination appointment at the York College site. If you are eligible and live in Brooklyn or Queens, get vaccinated

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": When schools shifted to online learning, a Long Island teen took virtual learning a step further to help raise money for health care. Throughout the pandemic, Jacob Gross from Roslyn, NY took his love of math and began to tutor students in kindergarten through 8th grade—with all the proceeds going to Northwell Health's COVID-19 Fund. Jacob started his online business "Tutor for a Cause" as a way to bring people closer together and support our frontline workers. To date, Jacob has raised $4,000 for the fund."

 


 

March 1st at 7:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through March 1st, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of March 1st at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 215,563 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 4,528
• 14.6% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 116,182 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 874


New York State and Long Island
• 393,530 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 2/22 -2/28.
• 415,355 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 86% were administered
• 673,955 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 84% were administered
• Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million.


Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 11,764 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,926,130 total tests have been administered since March
• 575 new cases were reported
• 162,818 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.0% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.0% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 40,354 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 343,391 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of March 1st at 7:00pm
• 425 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 35 were new admissions
• 103 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 73 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 28 were discharged since the last report
• 11,830 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 10 fatalities
• 3,086 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,172 hospital beds, 849 available, 27%
• 442 ICU beds, 129 available, 29%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

March 1st at 7:15pm

What Older Adults Need to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines
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Key Things to Know About COVID-19 Vaccines
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February 28th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 28th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 28th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of February 28 at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
Suffolk County
• 211,035 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 6,405
• 14.2% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
• 115,308 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 3,552


New York State and Long Island
• 393,530 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 2/15 -2/21.
https://covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/vaccine-dosage-allocated-new-york-state 
• 415,355 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 85% were administered
• 673,955 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 82% were administered
• Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million.


Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination
https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/vaccine 

COVID-19 Testing
• 15,987 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,914,366 total tests have been administered since March
• 611 new cases were reported
• 162,243 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.0% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.0% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 40,258 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 342,914 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 28th at 7:00pm
• 454 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 43 were new admissions
• 111 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 74 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 44 were discharged since the last report
• 11,743 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 9 fatalities
• 3,076 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,171 hospital beds, 847 available, 27%
• 443 ICU beds, 100 available, 23%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 27th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 27th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 27th, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing
• 17,392 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,898,379 total tests have been administered since March
• 665 new cases were reported
• 161,632 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.0% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.9% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 40,086 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 342,357 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 27th at 7:00pm
• 454 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 43 were new admissions
• 111 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 74 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 44 were discharged since the last report
• 11,743 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 6 fatalities
• 3,067 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,171 hospital beds, 847 available, 27%
• 443 ICU beds, 100 available, 23%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 26th at 7:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 26th at 7:00pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"In the past 24 hours, New York vaccine distribution sites administered over 175,000 doses of the COVID vaccine. To date, over 4 million total shots have been administered. Defeating COVID is front and center in New York and our progress against the virus is thanks to New Yorkers' resilience and willingness to follow the guidelines. Today, our COVID hospitalizations dropped to 5,626, the lowest level since December 12; our statewide daily positivity dropped to 2.82 percent—the lowest since November 21; and our statewide 7-day positivity dropped to 3.22 percent—the lowest since November 26. The declining numbers support our efforts to vaccinate more New Yorkers so we can defeat this pandemic once and for all. But we must remain vigilant until we get there. Let's keep working to defeat the virus.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 5,626. Of the 291,189 tests reported yesterday, 8,204, or 2.85 percent, were positive. There were 1,132 patients in ICU yesterday, up eight from the previous day. Of them, 771 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 95 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 1pm today, 91 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,674,839 first doses administered of the 2,942,765 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 4,170,422 total doses have been administered out of the 4,761,410 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. The State will expand our vaccination network to include sites designated to serve the 65-plus population. New York State will partner with local health departments, offer transportation and assistant services, to help increase access and make it easier for New Yorkers who are 65+ to get the vaccine—which is enabled by additional supply from the federal government. Details on sites, including locations, opening dates and hours of operations will be forthcoming from the site host or sponsor. As a reminder, eligible New Yorkers can schedule appointments at State mass vaccination sites by utilizing New York's "Am I Eligible" website or by calling the State's COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829).

4. Starting tomorrow, eligible New Yorkers in Brooklyn and Queens can schedule appointments at the mass vaccination sites. At 8am, appointments will open to eligible New Yorkers at the Medgar Evers College site in Brooklyn and the York College site in Queens. Check your eligibility and book an appointment.

5. Hotel workers can be added to Phase 1B vaccine eligibility at the discretion of local governments. Hotels in many parts of the state serve as quarantine areas for COVID-positive persons to isolate themselves from their families. In turn, the staff at these facilities are being exposed to COVID regularly. Given the overall increase to the State's supply and the essential health care service that these hotel workers provide, we are granting localities the flexibility to add hotel workers to the 1B vaccine prioritization group.

6. Indoor dining in New York City expands to 35 percent capacity today. The new reopening guidance goes into effect Friday, February 26, which is in alignment with New Jersey's 35 percent limit.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": College rivalries go beyond football. For the past month, Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati have engaged in a tipping war that has so far raised $34,000 for the city's restaurant workers hit by the pandemic. It started when a Xavier alum left a very generous tip for the staff of a local restaurant with a note hailing their alma mater, which was then shared on social media. This inspired two University of Cincinnati alums to outdo the Xavier tipper—and the tipping war emerged."

 


 

February 26th at 7:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 26th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 26th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 197,391 people have received at least one vaccine dose, 13.3% of the total population of 1,481,093
• 107,630 people have completed their vaccine series
• Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Testing
• 17,389 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,880,987 total tests have been administered since March
• 675 new cases were reported
• 160,967 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.0% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 39,572 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 340,721 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 26th at 7:00pm
• 458 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 60 were new admissions
• 105 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 71 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 57 were discharged since the last report
• 11,699 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 7 fatalities
• 3,061 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,178 hospital beds, 830 available, 26%
• 441 ICU beds, 93 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 26th at 7:00pm

Suffolk County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases March 10, 2020 – February 26, 2021

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February 25th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 25th at 8:00pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"As of today, more than 2.5 million New Yorkers have received a first vaccine dose—about 12.8 percent of the state's population. This is a promising step in our vaccination efforts. We're doing everything we can to further build our vaccination distribution network and to ensure the vaccine is being administered equitably, but one of our biggest obstacles to getting every single New Yorker vaccinated remains a lack of supply. The number of doses we receive from the federal government has been increasing each week and in turn, we've been able to expand eligibility to even more New Yorkers. Now with the news of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the prospect of even greater vaccine supply is on the horizon. As vaccine appointments remain scarce at the moment, I urge New Yorkers to be patient and continue to exercise caution about the virus.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 5,703. Of the 278,942 tests reported yesterday, 8,746, or 3.34 percent, were positive. There were 1,124 patients in ICU yesterday, down 30 from the previous day. Of them, 774 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 89 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am today, 91 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,562,274 first doses administered of the 2,812,900 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 3,985,558 total doses have been administered out of the 4,530,640 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Twelve community-based pop-up vaccination sites will come online this week. The sites will be set up at community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers and will vaccinate more than 3,700 New Yorkers. Since January 15, more than 100 community-based pop-up sites administered over 46,000 first doses to eligible New Yorkers. These sites are a key component to New York's effort to fair and equitable vaccine distribution and we will continue to work with our local partners to help the communities hit hardest by the pandemic.

4. New York State is encouraging eligible New Yorkers to train to become vaccinators. If you are a licensed practical nurse, a dentist, an EMT, a medical nursing student with at least a year of clinical experience, and more—then you may be eligible to take training to become a vaccinator and help New York administer COVID vaccines over the coming months. See how you can get involved

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Celebrating 40 years, a Long Island non-profit organization continues to help kids see a brighter future despite the pandemic. The North Shore Youth Council in Rocky Point, NY, helps children and teenagers develop life skills to help them grow into responsible, successful adults through summer camps, mentoring, recreation and more. When the virus hit, they continued to offer support with virtual programming, including free tele-therapy, virtual talent shows, and more. They have since restarted much of their in-person programming. "Families, children especially, have been in desperate need of stability, socialization, and mental health support, so it was important that we found every way possible to continue to be that system in place," said Robert Woods, NSYC's Executive Director. To learn more about NSYC's programs and services, visit www.nsyc.com."

 


 

February 25th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 25th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 25th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 189,525 people have received at least one vaccine dose, 12.8% of total population
• 102,700 people have completed their vaccine series
• Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Testing
• 18,489 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,863,598 total tests have been administered since March
• 721 new cases were reported
• 160,292 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 39,572 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 340,721 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 25th at 7:00pm
• 461 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 15 in 24 hours
• 51 were new admissions
• 108 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 68 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 53 were discharged since the last report
• 11,642 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 5 fatalities
• 3,054 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,190 hospital beds, 785 available, 25%
• 441 ICU beds, 98 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 24th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 24th at 8:00pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We know the vaccine is the weapon that will win the war against COVID, but there are three obstacles to getting every New Yorker vaccinated—supply, accessibility and hesitancy. While the supply from the federal government is increasing steadily every week, demand still far outweighs supply. It's important that we keep up our fight against the virus even as vaccination distribution accelerates. The light at the end of the tunnel is brighter and brighter each day, but we're not there yet. I encourage New Yorkers to remain vigilant until the war is won: Wear a mask, socially distance and wash your hands.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 5,977. Of the 157,333 tests reported yesterday, 6,654, or 4.23 percent, were positive. There were 1,176 patients in ICU yesterday, up 28 from the previous day. Of them, 799 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 86 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 91 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,252,945 first doses administered of the 2,477,825 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 1,183,999 second doses have been administered out of the 1,390,250 second doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. Medgar Evers College and York College vaccination centers open tomorrow by appointment. Both these sites, established in partnership with FEMA, will vaccinate 3,000 New Yorkers a day, seven days a week. For the Medgar Evers College vaccination center, eligible New Yorkers who live in the following ZIP codes can book an appointment today: 11207, 11212, 11208, 11206, 11233, 11213, 11221, 11226, 11236, 11216, 11225, 11210, 11203, 11238. For the York College vaccination center, eligible residents in these ZIP codes can book today: 11436, 11434, 11433, 11419, 11413, 11412, 11422, 11429, 11420, 11411, 11418, 11435, 11428, 11423, 11432, 11427, 11439, 11691, 11692, 11693. On Saturday, scheduling opens to any eligible resident of Queens or Brooklyn. If you're eligible, schedule your appointment HERE or by calling 1-833-967-4829. Starting tomorrow, you can also head over to either site in person to schedule an appointment if you are eligible.

4. To date, New York has conducted over 36 million tests. New York continues to lead in testing and in less than a week we've conducted one million tests. Getting tested for COVID regularly is a great way to ensure your health and the health of those around you. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location. 

5. Remember, mental health resources are available for New Yorkers who need them. As we continue through the winter we can't underestimate the mental and emotional strain of the pandemic. New Yorkers can visit https://headspace.com/ny for free mindfulness resources or call our support hotline at 1-844-863-9314."

 


 

February 24th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 24th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 24th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 183,634 people have received at least one vaccine dose, 12.4% of total population
• 99,404 people have completed their vaccine series
• Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Testing
• 15,175 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,845,109 total tests have been administered since March
• 425 new cases were reported
• 159,571 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 2.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.0% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 39,320 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 339,814 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 24th at 7:00pm
• 476 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 8 in 24 hours
• 49 were new admissions
• 107 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 70 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 48 were discharged since the last report
• 11,589 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 6 fatalities
• 3,049 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,194 hospital beds, 760 available, 24%
• 444 ICU beds, 99 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 24th at 8:00pm

COVID-19 DATA IN MOTION: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2021
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Special Webcast: WE STAND WITH PUBLIC HEALTH
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THE VIRUS’S GAMBIT; THE VACCINE RESPONSE
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Federal Retail Pharmacy Partnership Program for COVID-19 Vaccination FAQs
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February 24th at 1:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 24th at 1:00pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today, New York recorded the lowest single-day positivity rate since November 21—2.85 percent. New Yorkers have shown courage and fortitude in the face of this unprecedented pandemic, and it's thanks to them that we're seeing a decline in hospitalizations and COVID positivity. We continue to make strides in our vaccination progress, too, with today's opening of two "mega" vaccination sites at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn and York College in Queens. Not only are these sites located directly in traditionally underserved communities of color that were hit hardest by the pandemic, but thanks to enhanced MTA bus service, we're making it even easier to access this life-saving vaccine. As we move forward, we will continue to prioritize social equity and fairness and do everything we can to ensure every New Yorker, regardless of race, background or where they live, gets vaccinated.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped slightly to 5,876. Of the 216,813 tests reported yesterday, 6,189, or 2.85 percent, were positive. There were 1,154 patients in ICU yesterday, down 22 from the previous day. Of them, 800 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 99 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 12pm today, 89 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,517,003 first doses administered of the 2,812,900 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 3,907,040 total doses have been administered out of the 4,530,640 total doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. Eligible New Yorkers can start making appointments at New York/FEMA mass vaccination sites in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers. These four sites open March 3 and appointments are initially reserved for eligible New Yorkers in qualifying ZIP codes. After a week, appointments will then open to all residents of counties (or other geographical areas) served by each site. Find all the details here.

4. Beginning March 1, the MTA will launch a pilot program to enhance bus services to help get New Yorkers to our mass vaccination sites in Brooklyn and Queens. The bus service route will go from Edgemere Houses in Queens and Pink Houses in Brooklyn to the vaccination sites from 6:30 a..m. to 9 p.m. and add new bus stops adjacent to the vaccination site at York College.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": American space exploration efforts are reaching new bounds with the landing of NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars. The rover landed on the red planet on February 18 and during its first week, recorded the sounds of Martian wind. Perseverance's exploration of our neighboring planet is part of NASA's Mars 2020 mission to expand our understanding of our solar system and space."

 


 

February 24th at 1:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 23rd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 23rd at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 183,634 people have received at least one vaccine dose, 12.4% of total population
• 99,404 people have completed their vaccine series
• Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Testing
• 10,476 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,829,934 total tests have been administered since March
• 554 new cases were reported
• 159,146 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 39,240 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 339,543 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 23rd at 7:00pm
• 484 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 33 in 24 hours
• 39 were new admissions
• 106 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 74 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 19 were discharged since the last report
• 11,541 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 8 fatalities
• 3,043 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,199 hospital beds, 960 available, 30%
• 439 ICU beds, 106 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 22nd at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 22nd at 8:30pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"From day one, we have said that our COVID recovery is not a choice between public health and the economy—it has to take into account both and work for all. Thanks to the hard work of all New Yorkers, our infection rate is now the lowest we've seen in three months, and accordingly, we are now in a position to reopen more recreational activities across the state. Movie theaters in New York City, along with any other areas of the state where they have been closed, are permitted to reopen March 5 at 25 percent capacity, with no more than 50 people per screen at a time. Other safety protocols, including assigned seating and social distancing, will be in place. We must continue to collectively work hard to ensure our numbers keep going in the right direction, which will allow us to safely reopen as much as possible as safely as possible. 

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose slightly to 5,804. Of the 142,019 tests reported yesterday, 6,146, or 4.33 percent, were positive. There were 1,148 patients in ICU yesterday, down 14 from the previous day. Of them, 780 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 89 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 93 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,228,283 first doses administered of the 2,406,535 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 1,155,870 second doses have been administered out of the 1,337,275 second doses received. See data by region and county on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. There are still hundreds of appointments available at the Medgar Evers College and York College vaccination centers for eligible New Yorkers. Both these sites, established in partnership with FEMA, open Wednesday and will vaccinate 3,000 New Yorkers a day, seven days a week. For the Medgar Evers College vaccination center, eligible New Yorkers who live in the following ZIP codes can book an appointment today: 11207, 11212, 11208, 11206, 11233, 11213, 11221, 11226, 11236, 11225, 11210, 11203, 11238. For the York College vaccination center, eligible residents in these ZIP codes can book today: 11436, 11434, 11433, 11419, 11413, 11412, 11422, 11429, 11420, 11411, 11418, 11435, 11428, 11423, 11432, 11427, 11439, 11691, 11692, 11693. Next week, scheduling opens to any eligible resident of Queens or Brooklyn. If you're eligible, schedule your appointment HERE or by calling 1-833-967-4829.

4. New regulations on nursing home visitations will go into effect Friday, February 26. These full guidelines depend on a county's COVID risk level, and continue to depend on the nursing home facility being free of COVID-19 cases for 14 days. For counties with COVID-19 positivity rates between 5-10 percent (on a 7-day rolling average), visitor testing is required and visitors must have a negative test before entry. For counties with COVID-19 positivity rates below 5 percent, visitor testing is strongly encouraged and rapid tests maybe be utilized. Alternatively, visitors may provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination no less than 14 days from the date of the visit. Visitation was not be permitted if the county's COVID-19 positivity rate is greater than 10 percent. Compassionate care visits are always permitted.

5. Beginning March 15, weddings and catered events can resume statewide. Venues are restricted to 50 percent capacity, with no more than 150 people per event. All attendees and patrons must be tested prior to the event. Mask wearing and other safety protocols will be required.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": When Texas was hit with a historic winter storm that left thousands without power, an Italian restaurant met the crisis with action to help feed the community. Ari and Blinera Isufaj, owners of the Bella Italia Ristorante in Plano, Texas, worked through the freezing temperature and snow to provide hundreds of meals to Texans without electricity. The restaurant first opened in 2019, at the start of the pandemic, and the community supported them during their difficult time. So it was natural that when this same community was in need, the restaurant wasted no time in returning the favor."

 


 

February 22nd at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 22nd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 22nd at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 181,182 people have received at least one vaccine dose, 12.2% of total population
• 98,192 people have completed their vaccine series
• Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Testing
• 10,767 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,819,458 total tests have been administered since March
• 563 new cases were reported
• 158,592 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.9% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 39,099 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 339,089 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 22nd at 7:00pm
• 451 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 4 in 24 hours
• 46 were new admissions
• 100 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 70 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 27 were discharged since the last report
• 11,522 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 4 fatalities
• 3,035 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,207 hospital beds, 967 available, 30%
• 435 ICU beds, 115 available, 26%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 21st at 9:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 21st at 9:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 21st, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 21st at 11am, in Suffolk County
178,844 people have received at least one vaccine dose, 12.1% of total population
• 96,328 people have completed their vaccine series
• Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Testing
• 13,033 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,808,691 total tests have been administered since March
• 513 new cases were reported
• 158,029 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 38,994 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 338,728 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 21st at 7:00pm
• 447 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 17 in 24 hours
• 38 were new admissions
• 99 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 65 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 49 were discharged since the last report
• 11,495 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 9 fatalities
• 3,031 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,195 hospital beds, 940 available, 29%
• 433 ICU beds, 115 available, 27%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 21st at 3:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 20th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 20th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 176,037 people have received at least one vaccine dose, 11.9% of total population
• 93,378 people have completed their vaccine series
• Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Testing
• 14,759 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,795,658 total tests have been administered since March
• 602 new cases were reported
• 157,516 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 38,900 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 338,340 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 20th at 7:00pm
• 464 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 26 in 24 hours
• 36 were new admissions
• 99 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 70 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 52 were discharged since the last report
• 11,446 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 9 fatalities
• 3,022 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,203 hospital beds, 785 available, 25%
• 437 ICU beds, 103 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 20th at 9:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 19th at 9:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 19th at 9:00pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Starting tomorrow, with FEMA's partnership, New York State will be opening scheduling for two new community-based vaccination sites with four more to follow in the next week. Scheduling for the first two of these sites, in Queens and Brooklyn, begins tomorrow at 8am for eligible New Yorkers in qualifying ZIP codes. These two sites each have the capacity and the supply to administer 3,000 vaccinations a day. The four additional community-based mass vaccination sites in Buffalo, Rochester, Yonkers and Albany will come online on March 3, with scheduling opening on Wednesday, February 24. These sites will also be restricted to eligible residents in qualifying ZIP codes. After one week, appointments at each site will then be made available to all residents of the site's county, borough or target area.

With these new sites, New York is working to ensure that no community is left behind in the vaccination process by focusing on neighborhoods with lower vaccination rates. As scheduling for the sites opens, New Yorkers should check their eligibility and, if eligible, schedule an appointment through the Am I Eligible Tool or by calling the COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline at 1-833-697-4829. With the opening of these sites, we will be making a dramatic impact on some of our hardest-hit communities with thousands of shots in arms. I thank the federal government for its partnership in making these locations a reality.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The Department of Health will allow nursing home visitations in accordance with CDC guidance. The Department of Health recommends that visitors take a rapid test before entry into the facility, and DOH will provide rapid tests to nursing homes at no cost. Guidance on visitations will be available beginning Monday, February 22.

2. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 6,155. Of the 249,248 tests reported yesterday, 8,710, or 3.49 percent, were positive. There were 1,199 patients in ICU yesterday, down 59 from the previous day. Of them, 834 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 116 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. New York launched the New York Forward Rapid Test Program to help accelerate a safe economic recovery. This unique public-private partnership will make low-cost rapid testing available to the public to support enhanced economic activity as the State continues to reopen sectors of the economy. Eleven initial sites will open today in New York City with the capacity to conduct more than 5,000 tests per day, while additional sites are scheduled to open in New York City and other parts of the state in the coming weeks. Learn more

4. As of 11am this morning, 92 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,147,076 first doses administered of the 2,335,250 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 1,033,367 second doses have been administered out of the 1,284,300 second doses received. So far, 12.1 percent of New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

5. New York City indoor dining will expand to 35 percent capacity next week. The new reopening guidance goes into effect Friday, February 26, and aligns with New Jersey's 35 percent limit.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": This Lunar New Year, Port Washington, NY used the holiday's traditional red lanterns to raise money for those affected by the pandemic. Community members participated in the fundraiser by sponsoring red lanterns hung at Sunset Park. The donated funds go toward gift cards at local restaurants that are then given to help families in need. Organizer Jill Carvajal was inspired by similar lantern displays in Chinatown. With the help of her friend Diane Livingston and Bin Hu Laurence, they made it happen in Port Washington. The lanterns will stay up through the end of February and so far, the project has raised more than $23,000."

 


 

February 19th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 19th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 19th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 172,212 people have received at least one vaccine dose, 11.6% of total population
• 89,971 people have completed their vaccine series
• Demographics can be found on the NYSDOH vaccine tracker
• Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Testing
• 17,386 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,780,899 total tests have been administered since March
• 714 new cases were reported
• 156,914 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 38,732 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 337,714 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 19th at 7:00pm
• 490 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 47 in 24 hours
• 35 were new admissions
• 101 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 73 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 56 were discharged since the last report
• 11,394 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 13 fatalities
• 3,013 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,205 hospital beds, 863 available, 27%
• 437 ICU beds, 98 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 19th at 2:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 18th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 18th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 295,285 COVID-19 vaccine first doses have been received
• 258,963 first doses have been administered, 88%
• 452,000 total doses have been received, 87%
• 393,401 first and second doses have been administered

COVID-19 Testing
• 13,817 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,763,513 total tests have been administered since March
• 461 new cases were reported
• 156,200 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 3.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 38,514 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 336,957 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 18th at 7:00pm
• 537 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 10 in 24 hours
• 57 were new admissions
• 103 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3in 24 hours
• 74 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 48 were discharged since the last report
• 11,338 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 12 fatalities
• 3,000 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,211 hospital beds, 793 available, 25%
• 437 ICU beds, 90 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 18th at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 18th at 7:30pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"New Yorkers fought through the holiday surge of COVID-19 and we're seeing that reflected in the numbers. For 41 days straight, our 7-day average positivity rate has declined and is now at 3.61 percent. We have the lowest single-day positivity rate since November 23rd. But despite the promising news, we're not at the end of the tunnel yet. We need everyone to double down on the behaviors that make such a difference in combatting this pandemic. Wash your hands, wear a mask, stay socially distanced, be safe and be New York Tough.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 6,434. Of the 215,731 tests reported yesterday, 6,794, or 3.15 percent, were positive. There were 1,258 patients in ICU yesterday, down 15 from the previous day. Of them, 863 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 114 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 90 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,109,690 first doses administered of the 2,335,250 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 984,100 second doses have been administered out of the 1,284,300 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

3. New York's health insurance Open Enrollment Period will be further extended to May 15, 2021, aligning with states across the country. With this extension, New York joins the federal Marketplace and other state-based Marketplaces giving consumers even more time to enroll for 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through NY State of Health, New York's health insurance Marketplace, or directly through insurers.

4. Get your Moderna COVID vaccine questions answered. Tomorrow, February 19, at 6:30pm, the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Task Force is hosting a Fireside Chat with clinicians and community members on the topic of the Moderna vaccine, featuring a representative from Moderna. You can watch the event live tomorrow evening at ny.gov/VETF. You can also register for this event (not required) as a means of adding the event to your calendar and for reminders."

 


 

February 17th at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 17th at 8:15pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"All of our decisions are guided by science and data and we adjust as the virus adjusts. With continued decreases in the infection and hospitalization rates, we are able to take steps in our post-COVID recovery and we are now in a place where we can bring back our recreational industries with the proper safety protocols in place. Indoor family entertainment centers will be able to reopen with 25 percent capacity and health protocols starting Friday, March 26th. Outdoor amusement parks can open with a 33 percent capacity starting Friday, April 9th. As we've said time and time again, our success will be determined by our actions and as long as we stay united and keep carrying this progress forward we will be able to see more and more sectors of our economy reopen. 

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Four major vaccination sites will open in Buffalo, Rochester, Albany and Yonkers in partnership with FEMA. These four vaccination sites outside of New York City will vaccinate approximately 1,000 New Yorkers each day beginning the first week of March, and appointments will be initially reserved for members of the community in which the sites are located. These sites will help us in our goal of ensuring vaccine access in socially vulnerable communities, and we thank the federal government for their partnership. More details will come soon.

2. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 6,574. Of the 169,963 tests reported yesterday, 6,092, or 3.58 percent, were positive. There were 1,273 patients in ICU yesterday, up two from the previous day. Of them, 854 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 109 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am this morning, 91 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,068,561 first doses administered of the 2,263,960 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 942,833 second doses have been administered out of the 1,231,325 second doses received. To date, NYS distribution sites have administered 94 percent of first doses received for weeks 1-9. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker

4. There are now a total of 82 known cases of the UK COVID variant in New York State. Twelve additional cases of the UK variant were identified: Eleven in New York City and one in Broome County.

5. Day and overnight summer camps in New York State can begin to plan for reopening. The Department of Health will issue specific reopening guidance, including details on timing, in the coming weeks. "

 


 

February 17th at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 17th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 16th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 285,475 COVID-19 vaccine first doses have been received
• 255,361 first doses have been administered, 89%
• 435,000 total doses have been received, 89%
• 385,881 first and second doses have been administered

COVID-19 Testing
• 12,965 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,749,696 total tests have been administered since March
• 590 new cases were reported
• 155,739 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
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Antibody Testing
• 38,207 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 335,818 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 17th at 7:00pm
• 547 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
• 52 were new admissions
• 106 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 72 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 40 were discharged since the last report
• 11,290 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 11 fatalities
• 2,988 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,215 hospital beds, 812 available, 25%
• 441 ICU beds, 88 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 16th at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 16th at 8:15pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"On Sunday, we expanded eligibility to include New Yorkers with qualifying comorbidities and underlying conditions. And on Sunday we saw the largest single-day registration total since vaccinations began: 250,924 New Yorkers made appointments at a rate of nearly 10,000 per hour. While we wait for supply to increase, we're doing everything we can to roll out the vaccine to as many eligible New Yorkers as possible with what vaccine supply we currently have. I ask New Yorkers to remain patient when trying to schedule appointments. And to wear masks and keep socially distant as we continue to battle this deadly virus.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The MTA will expand overnight service on the Subway. Effective Monday, February 22nd, the MTA will extend late-night subway service by two hours, moving to a 2 a.m. - 4 a.m. closure daily. The changes will lengthen the subway's operations by two hours while enabling the MTA to continue the most aggressive deep cleaning and disinfecting regimen in its history.

2. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 6,620. Of the 136,392 tests reported yesterday, 6,753, or 4.95 percent, were positive. There were 1,271 patients in ICU yesterday, up one from the previous day. Of them, 878 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 107 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am this morning, 92 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 2,024,225 first doses administered of the 2,192,675 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 900,303 second doses have been administered out of the 1,178,350 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

4. A case of the South African COVID-19 virus variant has been found in New York. A Connecticut resident who is a patient in a New York City hospital has tested positive for the South African variant. There is no evidence of any spread in New York State to date, but regardless, all New Yorkers should continue to exercise vigilance in the face of COVID and its variants.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Lost items have a way of finding their way home—even if it takes a bit of time. Retired Navy meteorologist Paul Grisham lost his wallet when stationed in Antarctica in 1968. The wallet was discovered when some old buildings at a research station on the southernmost continent were about to be demolished—as of two weeks ago, the wallet found its way back to Grisham, now in San Diego. In the surprisingly intact wallet was a punched beer card, a recipe for homemade coffee liqueur and an old ID card."

 


 

February 16th at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 16th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 16th at 11am, in Suffolk County
· 275,670 COVID-19 vaccine first doses have been received
· 248,134 first doses have been administered, 90%
· 418,005 total doses have been received
· 372,856 first and second doses have been administered, 89%

COVID-19 Testing
• 10,353 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,736,731 total tests have been administered since March
• 526 new cases were reported
• 155,149 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.6% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
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Antibody Testing
• 38,207 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 335,818 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 16th at 7:00pm
• 548 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 48 were new admissions
• 111 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 80 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 38 were discharged since the last report
• 11,250 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 9 fatalities
• 2,977 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,203 hospital beds, 851 available, 27%
• 439 ICU beds, 92 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 15th at 9:45pm

Suffolk County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases March 10, 2020 – February 15, 2021

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February 15th at 9:45pm       

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February 15th at 9:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 15th at 9:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 15th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 15th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 275,670 COVID-19 vaccine first doses have been received
• 246,299 first doses have been administered, 89%
• 418,005 total doses have been received
• 366,496 first and second doses have been administered, 88%

COVID-19 Testing
• 13,530 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,726,378 total tests have been administered since March
• 525 new cases were reported
• 154,623 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 3.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.6% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
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Antibody Testing
• 38,145 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 335,602 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 15th at 7:00pm
• 547 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 2 in 24 hours
• 42 were new admissions
• 114 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 83 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 47 were discharged since the last report
• 11,212 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 15 fatalities
• 2,968 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,194 hospital beds, 884 available, 28%
• 439 ICU beds, 107 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 15th at 1:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 14th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 14th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 275,670 COVID-19 vaccine first doses have been received
• 241,739 first doses have been administered, 88%
• 418,005 total doses have been received
• 358,825 first and second doses have been administered, 86%

COVID-19 Testing
• 16,673 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,712,848 total tests have been administered since March
• 771 new cases were reported
• 154,098 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.8% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
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Antibody Testing
• 38,018 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 335,107 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 14th at 7:00pm
• 545 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 35 in 24 hours
• 42 were new admissions
• 117 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 87 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 61 were discharged since the last report
• 11,165 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 9 fatalities
• 2,953 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,207 hospital beds, 843 available, 26%
• 440 ICU beds, 95 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 14th at 7:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 13th at 10:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 13th at 10:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 13th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 13th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 266,380 COVID-19 vaccine first doses have been received
• 241,242 first doses have been administered, 91%
• 403,505 total doses have been received
• 348,562 first and second doses have been administered, 86%

COVID-19 Testing
• 16,399 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,696,275 total tests have been administered since March
• 724 new cases were reported
• 153,327 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.4% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4,8% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.4% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.9% positive on a 7-day average
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Antibody Testing
• 37,758 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 334,172 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 13th at 7:00pm
• 580 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 12 in 24 hours
• 51 were new admissions
• 121 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 91 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 54 were discharged since the last report
• 11,104 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 8 fatalities
• 2,944 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,227 hospital beds, 660 available, 20%
• 443 ICU beds, 85 available, 19%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 13th at 4:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 12th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 12th at 11am, in Suffolk County
• 257,085 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 233,998 doses have been administered, 91%

COVID-19 Testing
• 17,462 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,679,776 total tests have been administered since March
• 810 new cases were reported
• 152,603 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.1% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
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Antibody Testing
• 37,611 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 333,550 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 12th
• 592 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 24 in 24 hours
• 47 were new admissions
• 124 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 96 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 59 were discharged since the last report
• 11,050 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 13 fatalities
• 2,936 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,235 hospital beds, 673 available, 21%
• 441 ICU beds, 88 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 12th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 12th at 8:45pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Defeating COVID once and for all ultimately comes down to vaccinating New Yorkers as quickly and fairly as possible, and continuing to do all we can to drive down infection and hospitalization rates while doing so. We're continuing to make great progress in our vaccination distribution and have administered 132,057 first and second doses in just the last 24 hours. There have been over two million first doses administered to date. We must keep up that momentum and as we receive supply we are striving to get shots in arms as quickly, efficiently and fairly as possible.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Indoor dining in New York City reopens today at 25 percent capacity. The reopening was previously scheduled for Valentine's Day, but restaurants requested an earlier reopening date to allow staff to prepare and the request has been granted. The reopening is subject to strict state guidance, which can be found here.

2. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 7,068. Of the 237,134 tests reported yesterday, 8,404, or 3.54 percent, were positive. There were 1,358 patients in ICU yesterday, down 44 from the previous day. Of them, 941 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 135 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am this morning, 90 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 1,860,196 first doses administered of the 2,065,595 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 719,133 second doses have been administered out of the 1,080,550 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

4. Closing times at restaurants and bars will be extended. Given the continued decline in hospitalization and infection rates throughout New York, closing times for restaurants and bars will be extended from 10pm to 11pm statewide beginning Sunday, February 14th.

5. I met with President Biden and Vice President Harris and a bipartisan group of governors and mayors today to discuss COVID relief. Governors from across the country and the political spectrum have said for months that flexible and direct aid to state and local governments is essential for our continued front-line response to the COVID-19 crisis and our national economic recovery. Today the President and his team made clear that they recognize and appreciate how critical this targeted relief is for our ability to recover from this pandemic. Read my full statement with National Governors Association Co-Chair Asa Hutchinson."

 


 

February 11th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 11th at 8:00pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Across the state, from hospitalizations to infection rate, our numbers are continuing to decline—a sign of hope to all and proof that the work New Yorkers have done to mitigate the spread of this virus is working. Our statewide positivity rate dropped to 3.54 percent—the lowest rate since November 25th. This shows that we are headed in the right direction, but still, we are not at the end of the tunnel. Until the day the war is won and everyone who wants the vaccine has received both doses, we must continue to practice the guidelines we know work: wash your hands, wear a mask and avoid gatherings. I know we will remain New York Tough and together we can beat this virus.

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Vaccine FAQ of the Day: I encourage all New Yorkers to get the vaccine as soon as it's available to you. Check your eligibility here.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 7,342. Of the 285,499 tests reported yesterday, 10,099, or 3.54 percent, were positive. There were 1,402 patients in ICU yesterday, down 21 from the previous day. Of them, 941 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 122 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 89 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 1,787,189 first doses administered of the 2,002,055 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 660,083 second doses have been administered out of the 1,031,650 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

3. New York will follow updated CDC quarantine guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals. Yesterday, the CDC announced that individuals who have received both vaccine doses, and at least two weeks have passed since the second dose, are no longer required to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is infected with the virus. New York is updating our guidance to follow the CDC. All New Yorkers, including those who have been fully vaccinated, should continue to wear masks, social distance, and be smart until herd immunity is reached and this pandemic is fully relegated to the history books.

4. Fight fear with facts through Hip Hop Public Health's newest video. To help raise awareness on the safety and importance of getting the vaccine, and boost vaccine literacy, Hip Hop Public Health released a new animated music video featuring rapper Darryl DMC McDaniels of Run-DMC and more. Watch it here.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Pop-up stores have appeared in Brooklyn with one radical idea: everything in the store is free. The initiative, called the Free Store Project, is helping New Yorkers in North Brooklyn get rid of unwanted items that may still be useful to others. Founder Myles Smutney began the project last October, and since then, thousands of items have been donated and given away for free, from clothes to books to appliances and more. Volunteers help staff the four locations. The Free Store Project is bringing the community together and supporting one another—because that's what New Yorkers do."

 


 

February 11th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 11th, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing

• 19,731 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,662,314 total tests have been administered since March
• 828 new cases were reported
• 151,793 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 4.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.2% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 37,442 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 332,898 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 11th
• 616 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 26 in 24 hours
• 54 were new admissions
• 123 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 10 in 24 hours
• 97 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 71 were discharged since the last report
• 10,991 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 11 fatalities
• 2,923 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,232 hospital beds, 678 available, 21%
• 445 ICU beds, 80 available, 18%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 11th at 8:00pm

COVID-19 Data In Motion: Thursday, February 11, 2021
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The Johns Hopkins 30-Minute COVID-19 Briefing: Expert Insights on What You Need to Know Now: Friday, February 12, 2021
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Pharmacies Participating in the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program
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February 10th at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 10th at 8:15pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today we are announcing a partnership with the federal government to open two mass vaccination sites in socially vulnerable communities. The two sites will be established at York College in Queens and Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. These two sites will vaccinate approximately 3,000 New Yorkers a day over an eight-week period. New York is working with FEMA and the CDC to identify additional sites outside of New York City to expand this effort and improve vaccine access to vulnerable New Yorkers across the state. We've already been working to get vaccines in arms, and we're so thankful to the Biden administration for their partnership to further bolster the State's efforts, with equity and fairness front and center.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Stadiums and arenas can reopen with limited spectators on February 23rd. Following the success of the Buffalo Bills testing program, sports and entertainment events in major stadiums with a capacity of 10,000 or more will be allowed to reopen with limited attendance. Venues and events must follow State guidelines, like capacity limitations, testing requirements, mandatory face coverings, socially distancing and more. Under these new reopening guidelines, the Barclays Center will open when the Brooklyn Nets host the Sacramento Kings. 

2. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 7,593. Of the 176,750 tests reported yesterday, 7,101, or 4.02 percent, were positive. There were 1,423 patients in ICU yesterday, up 11 from the previous day. Of them, 955 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 136 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am this morning, 93 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 1,738,927 first doses administered of the 1,874,975 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 602,328 second doses have been administered out of the 933,850 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker: ny.gov/vaccinetracker.

4. To date, New York has conducted over 34 million tests. New York continues to lead in testing and in less than a week, we've conducted one million tests. Getting tested for COVID regularly is a great way to ensure your health and the health of those around you. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A Long Island teenager is using and arts and crafts to promote compassion and kindness. 14-year-old Caroline Faber of Roslyn, Long Island, created the "Craft With Me" program, which provides crafting supplies to children in homeless shelters in the state. She and volunteers then work with the kids over Zoom. While the program is virtual for now, Caroline hopes that one day she'll be able to host a class in person."

 


 

February 10th at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 10th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information as of February 10th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 345,505 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 301,457 doses have been administered, 87%

COVID-19 Testing

• 11,502 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,642,583 total tests have been administered since March
• 539 new cases were reported
• 150,965 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 4.7% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.3% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 37,257 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 332,286 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 10th
• 642 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 18 in 24 hours
• 62 were new admissions
• 133 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 97 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 71 were discharged since the last report
• 10,920 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 11 fatalities
• 2,912 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,229 hospital beds, 694 available, 21%
• 439 ICU beds, 75 available, 17%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 9th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 9th at 8:45pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"The White House announced a 5 percent increase in vaccine allocations to the states for the next three weeks, which is welcome news. The 5 percent increase doesn't sound like much but it's on top of previous increases that were announced earlier—so it adds up. That being said, supply is still extremely limited. It is frustrating, I know, when so many New Yorkers are chasing a relatively small number of doses and appointments, but unless supply rapidly increases, I urge New Yorkers who are eligible to be patient. It's all about supply, supply, supply—and there still isn't enough.

With the 7-day average positivity rate at its lowest since December 1, it's critically important we stay united and keep the momentum on our side—especially as new variants of the virus threaten to upend the progress we have made. Let's keep it up, New York.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 7,875. Of the 153,648 tests reported yesterday, 7,866, or 5.12 percent, were positive. The 7-day average positivity rate is 4.38 percent, the lowest 7-day average since December 1. There were 1,412 patients in the ICU yesterday, down 42 from the previous day. Of them, 971 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 138 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Eleven community-based pop-up vaccination sites are coming online this week to provide first doses to more than 3,100 New Yorkers. Community vaccination kits will be deployed to NYCHA senior housing developments, public housing sites and community centers. Vaccination will be by appointment only and scheduling will be conducted directly through the host site or partner provider, who will work with community leaders and organizers to identify eligible New Yorkers in each specific community. The community pop-up vaccination program is part of our effort to ensure equity and remove barriers to access in underserved communities.

3. Long Island has the highest percentage of positive test results on a 7-day average of any region of the state, at 5.36 percent. Following Long Island, the Mid-Hudson Region is at 5.34 percent, New York City is at 5.13 percent, the North Country is at 4.79 percent, Western New York is at 4.16 percent, the Capital Region is at 3.40 percent, the Mohawk Valley is at 3.15 percent, the Finger Lakes is at 2.91 percent, Central New York is at 1.87 percent and the Southern Tier is at 1.22 percent.

4. "Fleet Week" in New York City will be virtual this year. Fleet Week, a longstanding tradition where U.S. Navy ships dock in New York City for a week, allowing sailors and other crew members to visit and take in the sights of the city, will take place virtually, the Navy announced. This year's Virtual Fleet Week will run from May 26 to May 31.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A group of Staten Island residents have come together to form "Staten Island Feeds It Forward," an initiative that helps food-insecure Staten Islanders while supporting local restaurants. Founded by Mariana Ortega, the organization connects nonprofits with restaurants. Patrons of participating restaurants can "pay forward" meals or other bites using receipt vouchers—which are then given out by nonprofits to those in need. Learn more about the organization and how to get involved."

 


 

February 9th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 9th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccine Information As of February 9 at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 345,505 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 281,829 doses have been administered, 82%

COVID-19 Testing

• 13,483 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,631,081 total tests have been administered since March
• 712 new cases were reported
• 150,426 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 37,073 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 331,566 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 9th
• 660 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 8 in 24 hours
• 45 were new admissions
• 132 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 102 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 29 were discharged since the last report
• 10,849 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 16 fatalities
• 2,901 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,241 hospital beds, 711 available, 22%
• 441 ICU beds, 88 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 8th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 8th at 8:45pm       

Click for Today's Governor Cuomo Video Message     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"The state's effort to vaccinate health care workers has been underway for the last eight weeks. So we are now starting to shift doses not used to date to prioritize New Yorkers with qualifying comorbidities and pre-existing conditions. These New Yorkers will be able to make appointments at state-run mass vaccination sites beginning Sunday, February 14, with vaccinations beginning next Monday, February 15. Local health departments will determine how, where and when to schedule appointments in their jurisdictions, and those appointments will begin as early as February 15. New Yorkers will have to provide documentation as required by the facility where they are getting vaccinated—the exact form of documentation will be up to local governments, but may be either a doctor's letter, medical information evidencing comorbidity, or a certification.

Federal supply of the vaccine remains extremely limited, and I urge all New Yorkers to be patient. We can only administer as many doses as we receive and we're continuing to fight for more every day.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations rose to 7,716. Of the 197,183 tests reported yesterday, 8,448, or 4.28 percent, were positive. There were 1,454 patients in the ICU yesterday, down 5 from the previous day. Of the, 961 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 114 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Today we launched NY PopsUp, an initiative to accelerate the revival of culture and the arts: the creative soul of New York. As we approach 2 million New Yorkers vaccinated, we're bringing back the arts with over 300+ arts events across the state. Arts industry workers have been devastated by the pandemic, with many out of work since March. This initiative will marshal the return of the arts with safe, in-person events and online shows—coming to your neighborhood soon!

3. If you've gotten your first dose, make sure not to skip your second dose. Second doses are crucial to building full protection to the virus, as Dr. Anthony Fauci emphasized yesterday. Remember: both currently authorized COVID vaccines require two doses.

4. Indoor dining in New York State will reopen at reduced capacity Friday, February 12, two days before Valentine's Day. Strict health guidelines are in place, including a 25 percent occupancy cap. We know the restaurant industry is struggling due to the pandemic, and we remind New Yorkers that takeout and delivery continue to be great ways to support your favorite dining establishments.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Despite the challenges of the past year, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse is full-steam-ahead in the construction of a new state-of-the-art animal health clinic that will help the zoo better care for its animals—which range from red pandas and snow leopards to flamingos and penguins. The zoo is open and welcoming visitors, although there are capacity restrictions due to the pandemic."

 


 

February 8th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 8th, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing

• 11,990 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,617,598 total tests have been administered since March
• 696 new cases were reported
• 149,714 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.6% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 36,939 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 330,942 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 8th
• 652 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 5 in 24 hours
• 58 were new admissions
• 137 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 89 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 53 were discharged since the last report
• 10,820 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 6 fatalities
• 2,885 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,219 hospital beds, 769 available, 24%
• 443 ICU beds, 91 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 7th at 7:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 7th at 7:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 7th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of February 7th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 345,505 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 274,566 doses have been administered, 79%

COVID-19 Testing

• 16,379 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,605,608 total tests have been administered since March
• 854 new cases were reported
• 149,018 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.6% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.1% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 36,854 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 330,605 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 7th
• 647 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 8 in 24 hours
• 63 were new admissions
• 140 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 8 in 24 hours
• 87 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 79 were discharged since the last report
• 10,767 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 16 fatalities
• 2,879 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,208 hospital beds, 724 available, 23%
• 440 ICU beds, 88 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 6th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 6th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 6th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of February 6th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 326,455 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 63,323 doses have been administered, 81%

COVID-19 Testing

• 18,575 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,589,229 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,100 new cases were reported
• 148,164 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.6% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
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Antibody Testing
• 36,735 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 330,141 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 6th
• 655 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 70 were new admissions
• 132 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 5 in 24 hours
• 92 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 73 were discharged since the last report
• 10,688 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 10 fatalities
• 2,863 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,210 hospital beds, 716 available, 22%
• 445 ICU beds, 84 available, 19%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 5th at 8:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 5th at 8:30pm       

Click for Today's Governor Cuomo Video Message     

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"As has been clear during this pandemic, people with comorbidities and underlying conditions are more likely to succumb to COVID-19.

With that in mind, adult New Yorkers of any age with qualifying conditions will be eligible for the COVID vaccine beginning February 15. Eligible conditions include cancer, chronic kidney disease, pulmonary disease, diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2), heart conditions, pregnancy, obesity, sickle cell disease, liver disease and more.

We're committed to vaccinating vulnerable populations that have suffered the most as we distribute a vaccine that is still in extremely limited supply. We are asking local governments to begin getting ready now to vaccinate New Yorkers with these conditions.

The full list of comorbidities and underlying conditions is available here.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Yankee Stadium opened today as the first mass vaccination site reserved for Bronx residents. I thank our partners SOMOS, the City of New York, the New York National Guard, and especially the Yankees for stepping up to the plate. If you're an eligible Bronx resident, call 1-833-SOMOSNY or visit somosvaccinations.com to schedule an appointment. Appointments are required.

2. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 7,937. Of the 203,627 tests reported yesterday, 8,777, or 4.31 percent, were positive. This is the lowest daily positivity rate since November 28, 2020. There were 1,516 patients in the ICU yesterday, up 10 from the previous day. Of them, 1,000 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 153 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am this morning, 93 percent of first doses received by the State have been administered. This represents 1,539,355 first doses administered of the 1,661,290 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 413,512 second doses have been administered out of 794,650 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker.

4. An update on the UK virus variant. Fifteen additional cases of the UK variant of the COVID-19 virus were identified in New York State. To date, there are 59 known cases of the variant in New York State in the following counties: Jefferson, Niagara, Allegany, Tompkins, New York City (multiple boroughs), Westchester, Nassau, Suffolk, Saratoga, Ulster, Onondaga, Warren and Essex Counties.

5. Watching the Super Bowl? Celebrate smart. I've said before that we can't ever be cocky with COVID. I encourage New Yorkers who are planning to watch the Big Game on Sunday to take precautions and to not attend or host large Super Bowl parties. As a reminder, private gatherings in residences remain limited to no more than 10 people. The safest way to watch the Super Bowl is with your immediate household only.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": After a pelican got lost and ended up in the cold waters of Connecticut, a local flying club helped the bird find its way south. Pelicans are seldom seen north of Virginia, so it was a surprise when a pelican was found, half-frozen and injured, in a Connecticut marina—perhaps having been blown too far north in a storm. Fortunately, the pelican, named Arvay, was rescued and given care that saved its life. A pilot at a Connecticut flying club then flew the bird to Florida in her small plane. "I just love animals and do anything I can to help animals, so when I saw this and saw he needed to get to his new home, I figured why not help out," said the pilot, Arianna Strand. Arvay is now recovering at the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary in Jupiter, Florida."

 


 

February 5th at 8:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 5th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of February 5th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 307,410 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 246,253 doses have been administered, 80%

COVID-19 Testing

• 15,461 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,570,654 total tests have been administered since March
• 771 new cases were reported
• 147,064 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.0% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.6% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 36,571 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 329,593 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 5th
• 654 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 83 were new admissions
• 127 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 8 in 24 hours
• 91 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 64 were discharged since the last report
• 10,615 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 15 fatalities
• 2,853 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,211 hospital beds, 727 available, 23%
• 439 ICU beds, 86 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 4th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 4th at 8:00pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"The good news is New York's numbers continue to show progress as the holiday surge recedes. Our positivity rate has been steadily declining, and that success is a reflection of New Yorkers' commitment to defeating this beast of a virus. We know the weapon to win the war is the vaccine and more and more shots are getting into arms every day, but the federal supply is still not enough. This has been a long road, but I commend New Yorkers for their determination through it all. As we enter Super Bowl weekend, we cannot get cocky with COVID—we must remain vigilant: Be smart, wear a mask, socially distance and stay New York Tough.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 7,967. Of the 169,186 tests reported yesterday, 7,414, or 4.38 percent, were positive. This is the lowest daily statewide positivity rate since November 28. The 7-day average positivity rate in all NYS regions is below 6 percent. There were 1,506 patients in the ICU yesterday, down 16 from the previous day. Of them, 986 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 135 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am this morning, 95 percent of first doses received by the State have been administered. This represents 1,475,122 first doses administered of the 1,554,450 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 369,186 second doses have been administered out of 725,050 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker.

3. More than 27 million Americans have received a first dose of the COVID vaccine. In total, over six million Americans nationally have been fully vaccinated, the New York Times reported.

4. You've heard of mRNA vaccines—but do you know how they work? Both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are mRNA vaccines. New York State released a video explaining how mRNA vaccines work to safely protect individuals from COVID-19. Three key things to know: They do not affect your own genetic material or DNA in any way; they do not contain the actual COVID-19 virus; and they cannot give you COVID. Watch the video.

5. New York State is encouraging eligible New Yorkers to train to become vaccinators. If you are a licensed practical nurse, a dentist, an EMT, a medical or nursing student with at least a year of clinical experience, and more — then you may be eligible to take training to become a vaccinator and help New York administer COVID vaccines over the coming months. See how you can get involved here

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A 20-year-old Cornell student who made $30,000 from GameStop stock during the frenzy of trading last month is using some of his earnings to donate new gaming consoles to the Children's Minnesota hospital. The student, Hunter Kahn, wrote in an Instagram post that he felt it was "important that myself and others pay forward our good fortune." The Nintendo Switch consoles he bought for the hospital are already being used by young patients at the hospital. "

 


 

February 4th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 4th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of February 4th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
288,360 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 231,041 doses have been administered, 80%

COVID-19 Testing

• 12,733 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,555,193 total tests have been administered since March
• 651 new cases were reported
• 146,293 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 5.8% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.7% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 36,433 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 328,991 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 4th
• 653 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 15 in 24 hours
• 71 were new admissions
• 119 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 14 in 24 hours
• 79 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 76 were discharged since the last report
• 10,524 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 10 fatalities
• 2,838 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,198 hospital beds, 754 available, 24%
• 436 ICU beds, 88 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 4th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases March 10, 2020 – February 4, 2021

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February 3rd at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 3rd at 8:00pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today I'm excited to announce that Yankee Stadium will open as a mass vaccination site on Friday for eligible Bronx residents. As you may know, the Bronx has the highest positivity rate of all New York City boroughs, and many Bronx communities have suffered disproportionately during this pandemic. It is with that in mind that the iconic home of the Bronx Bombers will be reserved for Bronx residents. The site is by appointment only and 15,000 appointments will be available during the first week. The site is launching in partnership with the New York Yankees, SOMOS Community Care, the City of New York and the New York National Guard. If you're a Bronx resident who is eligible for the vaccine, schedule an appointment by visiting Somosvaccinations.com or by calling 1-833-SOMOSNY.

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Image of the Day: Flyer for the new mass vaccination site at Yankee Stadium for eligible Bronx residents.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Thirty-five pop-up vaccination sites are coming online this week at churches, community centers, public housing complexes and cultural centers across the state. These sites are expected to vaccinate over 25,000 people throughout the week, with more sites coming online every week. Since January 15, the deployment of community vaccination kits has enabled nearly 9,000 New Yorkers to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine dose, often in communities where there are very limited health care options. Learn more.

2. Total COVID-19 hospitalizations rose to 8,082. Of the 126,489 tests reported yesterday, 5,925, or 4.68 percent, were positive. There were 1,522 patients in the ICU yesterday, up 19 from the previous day. Of them, 1,003 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 160 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am this morning, 92 percent of first doses received by the State have been administered. This represents 1,432,195 first doses administered of the 1,554,450 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 331,579 second doses have been administered out of 725,050 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker.

4. Five New York companies have been awarded grants to produce COVID-related equipment and supplies to support in-state needs. The COVID-19 pandemic exposed serious issues in our nation's medical supply chain, and we were forced to compete overseas and pay exorbitant prices for life-saving products. We learned the hard lesson that these resources need to be manufactured here in the U.S., and we are taking steps to build the infrastructure we need here in New York to keep us prepared for future crises. Today's awards to these New York companies will do just that, while helping local companies create new jobs.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": A rare fossilized dinosaur footprint was found in the United Kingdom—by a 4-year-old girl. The girl, Lily Wilder, spotted the impression while taking a nature walk with her father on a beach near the town of Barry, Wales. Scientists believe it was left by a previously unidentified species of dinosaur about 215 million years ago. The print is unique in being well preserved, showing individual claw and pad impressions from the dinosaur's foot. The fossil was brought to the National Museum in Cardiff for further study by paleontologists."

 


 

February 3rd at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 3rd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of February 3rd at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 288,360 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 216,600 doses have been administered, 75%

COVID-19 Testing

• 8,925 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,542,460 total tests have been administered since March
• 527 new cases were reported
• 145,642 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 6.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.9% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 36,332 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 328,569 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 3rd
• 668 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 11 in 24 hours
• 37 were new admissions
• 133 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 2 in 24 hours
• 84 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 34 were discharged since the last report
• 10,448 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 13 fatalities
• 2,828 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,217 hospital beds, 708 available, 22%
• 436 ICU beds, 76 available, 17%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 2nd at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 2nd at 7:30pm   

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We received some good news from the federal government today. The federal vaccine supply to the states will increase by about 20 percent for the next three weeks, up from the initial 16 percent expected bump in allocations. Additionally, private pharmacies in the state who are charged with prioritizing the 65-plus population will now receive an additional 10 percent, or about 30,000 doses, directly from the federal government. This will supplement doses allocated to them by the State. Following the snowstorm, all New York State-run vaccination sites will be open and ready to administer doses during regularly scheduled hours starting tomorrow (by appointment only). If your appointment was canceled due to the weather, don't worry — you have been rebooked. Be sure to check for an email or text rescheduling your appointment.

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Chart of the Day: The rate of increase in statewide COVID hospitalizations has slowed considerably.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations ticked up to 8,067. Of the 150,199 tests reported yesterday, 8,215, or 5.47 percent, were positive. The 7-day rolling average of test positivity, 4.95 percent, is the lowest since December 6. There were 1,053 patients in the ICU yesterday, up three from the previous day. Of them, 1,004 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 146 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Over 2 million total vaccine doses have been administered in New York State. This total includes the federal Long Term Care Facility program. As of 12pm today, 91 percent of first doses allocated to state health care distribution sites have been administered. This represents 1,414,241 first doses administered of the 1,554,450 first doses received from the federal government (NYS health care distribution sites only). 321,204 second doses have been administered out of 725,050 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker.

3. The Bronx continues to have the highest test positivity rate of the New York City boroughs. The Bronx's positivity rate is 6.57 percent, followed by Queens at 5.21 percent, Brooklyn at 5.17 percent, Staten Island at 4.65 percent, and Manhattan at 3.06 percent (7-day rolling averages). Later this week, Yankee Stadium will open as a mass vaccination site specifically and exclusively for Bronx residents who are 65 or older or in other eligible groups.

4. Among the regions of New York, Long Island has the highest test positivity rate. Long Island's positivity rate is 6.03 percent, followed by the Mid-Hudson Region at 5.76 percent, the North Country at 5.51 percent, New York City at 5.09 percent, Western New York at 5.01 percent, the Capital Region at 4.67 percent, Mohawk Valley at 4.09 percent, the Finger Lakes at 3.79 percent, Central New York at 3.08 percent, and the Southern Tier at 1.92 percent (7-day rolling averages). No matter where you live, please continue to take the recommended health precautions, including wearing a mask and washing your hands often.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Tonight's "DBM" takes us to Smithtown, New York, where for 75 years the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind has trained dogs to guide blind or visually impaired people for free. The training process takes two years, and is followed by a matching process to make sure each dog is a good fit for the eventual owner. Last week, ABC7 featured the story of John Brennan, a blind veteran, and his new guide dog, Edgar, who were matched a few weeks ago. John Miller, President and CEO of the organization, said: "When you see somebody paired with someone who needs them, you really understand what you are really doing here. You're providing somebody with independence."

 


 

February 2nd at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 2nd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of February 2nd at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 288,360 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 213,037 doses have been administered, 74%

COVID-19 Testing

• 11,388 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,533,535 total tests have been administered since March
• 778 new cases were reported
• 145,115 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 6.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 6.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 6.4% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.0% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 36,292 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 328,376 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 2nd
• 679 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 26 in 24 hours
• 52 were new admissions
• 131 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 92 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 60 were discharged since the last report
• 10,414 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 11 fatalities
• 2,815 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,214 hospital beds, 865 available, 27%
• 436 ICU beds, 92 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 1st at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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February 1st at 8:15pm   

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"A nor'easter is barreling through the state, dropping large amounts of snow in most parts of New York. I issued a State of Emergency for 44 counties and urge New Yorkers to stay off the roads and avoid all unnecessary travel. Our state-run vaccination sites will be impacted by the storm again tomorrow but please don't worry. If you had an appointment to be vaccinated that cannot proceed Tuesday, we'll make sure you are rescheduled and notified of the new date and time. A full list of site closures and delays is below. Stay safe, New York.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Vaccination appointments scheduled for Tuesday, February 2nd at certain state-run facilities will be rescheduled due to the weather. Downstate state-run mass vaccination sites at SUNY Stony Brook, Jones Beach, Aqueduct Racetrack, the Javits Center and the Westchester County Center will be closed Tuesday, February 2nd. New Yorkers with appointments scheduled for Tuesday at these sites will receive an email or text message rescheduling their vaccination for a later date. Upstate state-run mass vaccination sites in Binghamton, Albany, Plattsburgh, Potsdam, Utica, Syracuse and Rochester will open with a delayed start at 10am Tuesday, February 2nd. Appointments that were scheduled before 10am at these sites will be rescheduled for later that same day. The Buffalo University state vaccination site will be open regular hours with no change to scheduled appointments. s

2. COVID hospitalizations dropped to 8,003. Of the 175,038 tests reported yesterday, 8,508, or 4.86 percent, were positive. There were 1,500 patients in ICU yesterday, down 34 from the previous day. Of them, 987 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 141 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As of 11am this morning, 90 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 1,393,064 first doses administered of the 1,554,450 first dose allocations received from the federal government. So far, 307,662 second doses have been administered out of 725,050 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker

4. Reminder to beware of COVID vaccination fraud. To help report vaccination fraud or scams across the State, New York established a hotline that New Yorkers can call to report fraudulent vaccinations. It is a red flag if anyone is promising you the vaccine in exchange for payment. To report suspected vaccine fraud, New Yorkers can call 1-833-VAX-SCAM (1-833-829-7226) or email STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Every snowflake has its own unique crystal structure but it's been difficult to see the exact molecular structure of every single snowflake—until now. Nathan Myhrvold, who worked at Microsoft as Chief Technology Officer for 14 years, has captured the highest resolution image of a snowflake's structure. Capturing the uniqueness of each snowflake was extremely difficult since they are so small and melt so quickly, but Myhrvold developed a machine that was able to photograph a snowflake's individuality in clear resolution."

 


 

February 1st at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through February 1st, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of February 1st at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 288,360 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 212,802 doses have been administered, 74%

COVID-19 Testing

• 14,461 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,522,147 total tests have been administered since March
• 839 new cases were reported
• 144,337 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 6.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.2% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 36,174 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 327,900 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of February 1st
• 705 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 61 were new admissions
• 125 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 83 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 56 were discharged since the last report
• 10,354 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 10 fatalities
• 2,804 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,212 hospital beds, 794 available, 25%
• 432 ICU beds, 92 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

February 1st at 8:15pm

The New York Times: A fall in virus cases
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Covid-19 Surge Leaves Doctors, Nurses Reeling From Burnout
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January 31st at 6:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 31st at 6:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 31st, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 31st at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 288,360 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 205,038 doses have been administered, 71%

COVID-19 Testing

• 17,429 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,507,688 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,014 new cases were reported
• 143,498 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 6.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 36,047 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 327,350 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 31st
• 702 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 14 in 24 hours
• 55 were new admissions
• 127 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 88 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 78 were discharged since the last report
• 10,298 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 13 fatalities
• 2,794 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,198 hospital beds, 768 available, 24%
• 436 ICU beds, 91 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 30th at 10:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 30th at 10:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 30th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 30th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 268,545 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 199,820 doses have been administered, 74%

COVID-19 Testing

• 19,216 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,490,257 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,130 new cases were reported
• 142,484 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 6.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.6% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 35,918 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 326,798 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 30th
• 716 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 17 in 24 hours
• 69 were new admissions
• 131 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 4 in 24 hours
• 92 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 71 were discharged since the last report
• 10,220 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 11 fatalities
• 2,781 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,203 hospital beds, 755 available, 24%
• 440 ICU beds, 110 available, 25%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 30th at 10:00pm

The Johns Hopkins 30-Minute COVID-19 Briefing: Expert Insights on What You Need to Know Now
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January 29th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 29th at 8:45pm   

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We're using the limited supply of vaccines as efficiently as possible and continuing to stop the spread of the virus and we're also focused on safely getting the economy back on track while safeguarding public health. The restaurant industry is the lifeblood of New York City and we are all too aware of the economic hardship they have endured at the hands of COVID. Thankfully, if our current trajectory holds, we will be able to reopen New York City dining at 25 percent capacity on February 14th, Valentine's Day. Additionally, other larger events that follow strict guidelines will be permitted beginning March 15th. We cannot become complacent now—we must all continue to do our part to keep beating back COVID. Our collective actions determine how quickly we can return to some of what we've missed throughout this pandemic.

COVID

Chart of the Day: Today's update on the State's vaccination progress.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. COVID hospitalizations fell again to 8,357. Hospitalizations are down 916 from a peak of 9,273 on January 19th. Of the 270,518 tests reported yesterday, 12,579, or 4.65 percent were positive. There were 1,543 patients in ICU yesterday, down 41 from the previous day. Of them, 1,012 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 151 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As we get more supply of the vaccine, new appointment slots are coming online at New York State vaccination sites. We are currently vaccinating eligible New Yorkers who are part of Phase 1a and 1b. See if you're eligible and schedule an appointment.
 
3. Effective March 15th, marriage receptions can be held under limited state guidelines. Events must be approved by the local health department and there will be mandatory testing of all guests before an event. Capacity at weddings and receptions will be limited to no more than 150 people or no more than 50 percent of the venue's capacity, whichever is lower. All patrons must be tested prior to the event. This upcoming change in guidelines follows the success of the Buffalo Bills program, which allowed fans to attend home games with mandatory testing.

4. As of 11am this morning, 95 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 1,316,032 first doses administered of the 1,387,840 allocations received from the federal government. So far, 244,644 second doses have been administered out of 618,115 second doses received. See data by region on the State's Vaccine Tracker

5. Due to extreme cold, the drive-thru vaccination site at Jones Beach will be suspended over the weekend. The polar vortex currently impacting the state is producing strong winds and dropping wind-chill levels to near zero, which creates safety concerns given the structure of the open-air tents currently being used at Jones Beach. Anyone scheduled for vaccination during these two days is being notified of the suspension via email and text message, and appointments will be rescheduled. The rescheduled appointments will take place beginning Sunday, January 31 and continue until Wednesday, February 3.

6. A reminder that New Yorkers should not be charged for Personal Protective Equipment by in-network health care providers under their state-regulated health and dental insurance coverage. Pursuant to State Department Financial Services guidance, insurers are required to make sure that consumers are not charged PPE-related fees by in-network providers. New Yorkers who have been wrongfully charged are eligible for a refund from their insurer. To date, the Department has recovered a total of $414,727 of PPE-related charges for more than 14,000 consumers since the start of the pandemic. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Tonight's Deep Breath Moment comes to us from across the country, where Oregon businesses are pooling together to give one million blankets to local homeless shelters by 2024. Bob Dalton, CEO of Sackcloth + Ashes, started this initiative to help the homeless in Portland during the winter season and has partnered up with local businesses to help. The partnership is about 20 percent of the way toward their commendable goal."

 


 

January 29th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 29th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 29th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 248,645 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 192,385 doses have been administered, 77%

COVID-19 Testing

• 21,491 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,471,041 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,241 new cases were reported
• 141,354 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 5.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 6.8% positive on a 7-day average
• 5.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 35,719 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 325,921 total were tested for antibodie

Hospitalization as of January 29th
• 733 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 70 were new admissions
• 127 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 14 in 24 hours
• 87 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 65 were discharged since the last report
• 10,149 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 14 fatalities
• 2,770 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,201 hospital beds, 690 available, 22%
• 436 ICU beds, 88 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 28th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 28th at 8:00pm   

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Our infection and hospitalization rates are steadily declining thanks to the actions of New Yorkers, but there is still more work to be done. While additional vaccine doses are on the way we must continue to actively work to protect our hospitals and their staff to help ensure they do not become overwhelmed. We are all feeling COVID fatigue, but New Yorkers have the tools to fight the war—wear a mask, social distance and avoid gatherings. Keep being New York Tough. We'll make it through this.

COVID

Chart of the Day: New York has conducted over 31 million tests

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Total COVID hospitalizations fell to 8,520. Of the 250,668 tests reported yesterday, 13,398, or 5.34 percent were positive. There were 1,584 patients in ICU yesterday, up 26 from the previous day. Of them, 1,024 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 162 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Reminder: The deadline to enroll in a health plan through NY State of Health has been extended. If you are uninsured, now is a good time to sign up for quality and affordable health plans through the state marketplace. Learn more

3. To date, New York has conducted over 31 million tests. New York continues to lead in testing and in less than a week we've conducted one million tests. Getting tested for COVID regularly is a great way to ensure your health and the health of those around you. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location. 

4. The Finger Lakes hospitalization rate by population dropped slightly. There are 634 hospitalizations in the Finger Lakes, which represent 0.05 percent of the region's population. Mohawk Valley has 235 hospitalizations (0.05 percent); Long Island has 1,511 hospitalizations (0.05 percent); the Mid-Hudson Region has 1,046 (0.05 percent); the Capital Region has 457 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); New York City has 3,664 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); Southern Tier has 235 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); Central New York has 229 hospitalizations (0.03 percent); and Western New York has 419 hospitalizations (0.03 percent of its population). The North Country, with 90 hospitalizations (0.02 percent), has the lowest rate of hospitalizations due to COVID.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Former journalist Sue Buyer is proving that it's never too late to find a new calling—this year, she published her first novel at age 92. Formerly an avid skier, the lifelong Buffalo area resident began her novel after giving up skiing in the winter. The book, called "All Things in Time," draws from Ms. Buyer's experiences as a young reporter in the 1950s, when journalism was still a male-dominated industry. Her alma mater, Vassar College, lauded Ms. Buyer's accomplishments with a feature on their website."

 


 

January 28th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 28th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 28th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 229,520 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 179,303 doses have been administered, 78%

COVID-19 Testing

• 19,070 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,449,550 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,301 new cases were reported
• 140,113 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 6.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 7.0% positive on a 7-day average
• 6.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.7% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 35,509 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 325,047 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 28th
• 736 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 46 in 24 hours
• 67 were new admissions
• 141 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an incease of 14 in 24 hours
• 89 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 78 were discharged since the last report
• 10,084 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 17 fatalities
• 2,756 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,217 hospital beds, 707 available, 22%
• 439 ICU beds, 91 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 27th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 27th at 8:00pm   

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We're slowly coming down from our holiday surge and the number of new cases and hospitalizations have decreased across the state. In response, we're making modifications to our micro-clusters. All Orange Zone restrictions, and some Yellow Zone restrictions, have been lifted statewide—including all cluster zones in Western New York. The Yellow Zones that remain are in Newburgh and in New York City (two in the Bronx, one in Queens, and one in Washington Heights). Yellow Zone restrictions, which include mandatory weekly testing of a portion of students and faculty at schools, remain in place in those zones. To be clear statewide limits remain the same—a 33 percent cap on gym occupancy, a limit on private gatherings of 10 people, a 50 percent cap of occupancy in retail establishments—and of course, masks are still required in public when social distancing is impossible to maintain. The improvement in the numbers is a testament to New Yorkers' hard work and diligence against the virus and we must keep it up.

COVID

Vaccine FAQ of the Day

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Hospitalizations fell to 8,771. Of the 202,661 tests reported yesterday, 11,028, or 5.44 percent were positive. There were 1,558 patients in ICU yesterday, up 14 from the previous day. Of them, 1,027 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 170 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 11am today, 96 percent of first doses allocated to the state have been administered. This represents 1,246,946 first doses administered of the 1,304,050 allocations received from the federal government. Second dose allocations are separately allocated so no one should worry about not being able to get a second dose if they have already received the first.

3. Additional cases of the UK variant have been identified in New York State. The new cases have been found in Long Island, New York City, Westchester, Saratoga, Tompkins, Niagara, Onondaga, Essex and Warren Counties, bringing the statewide total to 42 known cases.

4. The State extended a partnership with HelloFresh to deliver free meal kits to veterans and military families in New York. Since establishing this partnership in July 2020, HelloFresh has provided more than 200,000 nutritious meals to veterans and military families in New York City who are facing food insecurity due to COVID-19. Now, New York and HelloFresh are extending this collaboration through the second quarter of 2021, ensuring that veterans and military families in New York City will continue to receive these nourishing meals throughout the challenging months ahead. We thank HelloFresh for their partnership.

5. All residents of nursing homes participating in the federal Long Term Care Facility vaccination program have been offered the vaccine. To date, 72 percent of nursing home residents have been vaccinated. By February 7th, all staff at nursing homes will have been offered the vaccine. Nursing home residents who declined the vaccine on the first opportunity—perhaps wanting to wait until others had received the vaccine—will get additional chances to get the vaccine.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Central Park received an unexpected visitor today—a snowy owl. Spotting this species of owl is an extremely rare event. Snowy owls are common in the Arctic tundra, but not in New York City, and so bird-watchers marveled at the unusual sighting. Snowy owls migrate south in winter. Avid birder David Barrett speculated that this particular snowy owl mistook the park's baseball field for a sand beach."

 


 

January 27th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 27th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 27th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 229,520 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 179,303 doses have been administered, 78%

COVID-19 Testing

• 15,329 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,430,480 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,084 new cases were reported
• 138,812 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 7.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 7.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.8% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 35,365 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 324,484 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 27th
• 782 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 26 in 24 hours
• 75 were new admissions
• 127 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 84 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 99 were discharged since the last report
• 10,006 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 16 fatalities
• 2,739 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,230 hospital beds, 692 available, 21%
• 443 ICU beds, 94 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 26th at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 26th at 7:30pm   

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"To ultimately be successful in winning this war against COVID we need greater supply of the vaccine and we need all New Yorkers to continue practicing COVID safe behavior. Earlier this evening, President Biden announced allocations to states will go up 16 percent and that we can count on that allocation for the next three weeks. So far, we've been going week to week and now with advance notice we can plan better and that is good news. New York stands ready to administer more vaccinations the moment we receive more supply. However, even with this increased allocation, supply is likely to continue to be extremely limited in the near term. 

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Total hospitalizations rose to 8,831. Of the 162,938 tests reported yesterday, 11,064, or 6.79 percent were positive. There were 1,544 patients in ICU yesterday, up 22 from the previous day. Of them, 1,006 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 162 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. The Biden administration also announced that it would "soon be able to confirm" the purchase of an additional 200 million doses of Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. These additional doses, if secured by the federal government, would not arrive until the summer and will not solve the immediate supply crunch. We are in communication with the Biden team about this and other supply issues.

3. As of 11:00am today, New York's health care distribution sites have administered 93 percent of first dose vaccinations. We administered 1,210,339 first doses out of a total allocation of 1,304,050 first doses (this data excludes the federally run Long Term Care Facility program). These sites have administered 74 percent of first and second doses. New Yorkers can track the State's vaccination progress through the NYS Vaccine Dashboard

4. The application deadline for COVID Rent Relief is February 1, 2021. Last month, I signed an Executive Order expanding eligibility for New York State's COVID Rent Relief Program so more rent relief can be provided to New Yorkers. Learn more about the program. 

5. Remember, mental health resources are available for New Yorkers who need them. As we continue through the winter we can't underestimate the mental and emotional strain of the pandemic. New Yorkers can visit headspace.com/ny for free mindfulness resources or call our support hotline at 1-844-863-9314. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Inspired by a woman in Michigan, Mary Kate Tischler and her 6-year-old daughter of Seaford, NY, set up a "Sharing Table" to help give back to their community. The two collected non-perishable goods from their home and set up a table outside their home with a sign to share that anyone passing by could take what they needed—or drop off their own pantry items. This community-minded spirit is what New York is all about."

 


 

January 26th at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 26th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 26th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 229,520 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 172,500 doses have been administered, 75%

COVID-19 Testing

• 13,296 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,415,151 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,135 new cases were reported
• 137,728 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 8.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 7.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 7.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.9% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 35,176 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 323,770 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 26th
• 808 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 67 were new admissions
• 127 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 86 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 49 were discharged since the last report
• 9,907 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 15 fatalities
• 2,723 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,232 hospital beds, 745 available, 23%
• 443 ICU beds, 113 available, 26%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 26th at 7:30pm

Suffolk County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases March 10, 2020 – January 25, 2021

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January 25th at 9:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 25th at 9:15pm   

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We expected that increased social activity around the holidays would lead to a spike in COVID cases and that the spike would eventually recede. We are in fact seeing that happening in the numbers and the trends now. The rate of transmission—one of the most important numbers—has now declined below one, meaning the virus is no longer spreading as quickly. That's good news. But as I've said before, never get cocky with COVID. We must continue to stay vigilant, wash hands, wear masks and socially distance as we have been. We can stop the spread but each and every New Yorker needs to continue to take steps and do all they can to look out for the health of their community.

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Chart of the Day: The estimated rate of transmission has dropped below one in New York.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Total hospitalizations are at 8,730. Of the 219,538 tests reported yesterday, 12,003, or 5.47 percent were positive. There were 1,522 patients in ICU yesterday, down five from the previous day. Of them, 1,005 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 167 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. As of 1:00pm today, New York's health care distribution sites have administered 91 percent of first dose vaccinations. 1,180,468 first doses have been administered out of a total allocation of 1,304,050 first doses (this data excludes the federally run Long Term Care Facility program). These sites have administered 71 percent of first and second doses.

3. So far, 72 percent of New York State hospital workers received the COVID vaccine. We will continue encouraging our health care heroes to get the vaccine—which helps ensure the integrity of our entire hospital system.

4. New York is expanding its deployment of community vaccination kits to further strengthen fairness and equity in the vaccine distribution process. Last week, New York successfully piloted the deployment kits to five NYCHA senior housing developments and eight churches and cultural centers where nearly 4,200 seniors and eligible New Yorkers received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Kits are now being redeployed to four additional NYCHA sites and eight other churches to further build on that progress. In total, this initiative is expected to provide first doses of the vaccine to an additional 3,000 seniors and eligible New Yorkers by Tuesday. The sites will be stood up again in three weeks to administer second doses.

5. Beware of COVID vaccine fraud. To help root out vaccination fraud or scams across the State, New York established a hotline that New Yorkers can call to report suspected fraud. It is a red flag if anyone is promising you the vaccine in exchange for payment. To make a report, call 1-833-VAX-SCAM (1-833-829-7226) or email STOPVAXFRAUD@health.ny.gov

6. Following the region's positivity rate decline, elective surgeries can resume in Erie County. The county's positivity has steadily declined for nearly three weeks, from 8.6 percent in early January to 5.2 percent yesterday (on a 7-day rolling average). Hospitalizations have declined from 427 on December 31 to 323 yesterday. The county's hospital capacity is at 48 percent.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": The Animal Medical Center in New York City honored two remarkable dogs for their work supporting health care heroes. At their virtual gala, the AMC, the world's largest non-profit animal hospital, recognized Hunter, a registered therapy dog affiliated with Hudson Valley Paws for a Cause, and Dogtor Loki, as "Top Dog Honorees." Hunter, a 10-year-old Standard Poodle, has worked with recruits at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point since 2013 and at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Montrose, NY. Dogtor Loki, a 3-year-old Rottweiler, works at the University of Maryland Medical Center, providing much-needed comfort to the hospital's patients and staff during a challenging year. Thank you to these remarkable animals!"

 


 

January 25th at 9:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 25th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 25th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 229,520 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 166,664 doses have been administered, 73%

COVID-19 Testing

• 19,154 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,401,855 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,419 new cases were reported
• 136,593 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.4% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 7.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 6.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.9% positive on a 7-day averag
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 35,106 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 323,470 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 25th
• 802 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 62 were new admissions
• 127 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 9 in 24 hours
• 85 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 52 were discharged since the last report
• 9,858 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 18 fatalities
• 2,708 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,225 hospital beds, 774 available, 24%
• 441 ICU beds, 103 available, 23%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 24th at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 24th at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 24th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 24th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 149,370 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 144,508 doses have been administered

COVID-19 Testing

• 17,867 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,382,701 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,117 new cases were reported
• 135,174 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 6.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 7.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 6.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.0% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 34,973 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 322,882 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 24th
• 801 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 16 in 24 hours
• 85 were new admissions
• 136 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 81 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 88 were discharged since the last report
• 9,806 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 13 fatalities
• 2,690 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,209 hospital beds, 752 available, 23%
• 439 ICU beds, 97 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 23rd at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 23rd at 7:30pm       

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January 23rd at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 23rd, 2021

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COVID-19 Testing

• 19,963 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,364,834 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,309 new cases were reported
• 134,057 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 6.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 6.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 7.6% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 34,552 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 321,030 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 23rd
• 817 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 4 in 24 hours
• 84 were new admissions
• 130 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 85 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 83 were discharged since the last report
• 9,718 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 16 fatalities
• 2,677 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,208 hospital beds, 676 available, 21%
• 433 ICU beds, 86 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 22nd at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 22nd at 8:00pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We are about to receive next week's vaccine delivery. As we do, we'll continue getting shots into arms as efficiently and as quickly as possible. I urge providers to refrain from scheduling vaccination appointments in advance of confirming their supply. Providers must be sure they will have the doses needed for the appointments opened; we want to avoid any cancellations due to lack of anticipated supply. I want to note: New Yorkers who have already received their first dose do not have to worry that they will not be able to get their second dose. Second dose allocation is a separate process, and we always ensure there are enough second doses to complete vaccination for those who received the first dose.

New York State is ready, willing and able to administer over 100,000 vaccine doses a day—if we have the supply. I'm hopeful that the Biden administration will take steps to increase production and shorten the anticipated timeline. For now, I encourage New Yorkers to remain patient.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. As of 9am today, 97 percent of the first doses New York received from Weeks 1-5 deliveries have been administered. This excludes facilities that are a part of the federal government's Long Term Care Facility Program. New Yorkers can follow the progress of New York's vaccination efforts through the State's Vaccine Tracker

2. Total hospitalizations have declined to 8,846. Of the 268,001 tests reported yesterday, 15,144, or 5.65 percent were positive. There were 1,546 patients in ICU yesterday, down 14 from the previous day. Of them, 992 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 165 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. The rate of increase of statewide COVID hospitalizations is slowing. During the week of December 22 to December 28, the average increase in hospitalizations was 165 per day. From January 5 to January 11, the average increase was 48 per day. In the past seven days, the average increase was just 5 per day. The downward trend is clear. In fact, hospitalizations today are down 218 from Wednesday's high of 9,055. While this is great to see, we must remain alert due to the presence of the more contagious UK strain in New York State.

4. Three new cases of the UK variant have been discovered in New York State. Two cases were found in Westchester County and another was found in Kings County. There are now 25 known cases of the UK variant in New York State.

5. A new State-run vaccination site opened in Plattsburgh, NY. Vaccinations are by appointment only. To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment to receive their first dose, New Yorkers can utilize the state's "Am I Eligible" app or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829).

6. New York has conducted over 30 million tests. Getting tested for COVID regularly is a great way to ensure your health and the health of those around you. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID or believe you may have been exposed to the virus, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": In his battle against cancer, Bills fan Victor Neilson the bell at his treatment center yesterday marking the end of his five-month chemotherapy. And he celebrated in classic Bills fashion (Bills fans will know what we mean!). Congratulations Victor and go Bills! "

 


 

January 22nd at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 22nd, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 22nd at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 144,750 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 140,502 doses have been administered, 97%

COVID-19 Testing

• 20,514 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,344,871 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,439 new cases were reported
• 132,748 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 6.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 7.0% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 7.8% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 34,481 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 320,773 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 22nd
• 821 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 29 in 24 hours
• 85 were new admissions
• 135 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 83 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 98 were discharged since the last report
• 9,635 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 19 fatalities
• 2,661 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,221 hospital beds, 681 available, 21%
• 437 ICU beds, 85 available, 19%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 21st at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 21st at 8:15pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"The footrace continues between our ability to quickly distribute the vaccine and the new strains and new cases. Our large network of distribution sites is ready, willing and able to get more vaccines to New Yorkers, faster—the problem is supply from the federal government. So we need all New Yorkers to stay vigilant as we enter the worst phase of the winter. We all need to wash hands, wear masks and social distance. The extent of community spread is a function of our actions, and we can slow it down. New Yorkers have already been brave and resilient through the enormous hardship that we've faced over the last year, saving countless lives. Now we need to get through to the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Vaccine FAQ of the Day

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. In the past 24 hours, New York administered 96,000 doses. As of 11am today, New York's health care distribution sites have administered 93 percent of first doses received from the federal government, and 91 percent of first and second doses. But while we have the operational capacity to do more, our supply is scarce, and first dose supply could run out as soon as tomorrow. But I want to stress one important point: New Yorkers who have already received their first dose do not have to worry that they will not be able to get a second dose—we always ensure there are enough vaccine doses to complete the vaccination for those who got their first dose already.

2. Total hospitalizations dropped to 9,055. Of the 224,569 tests reported yesterday, 13,886, or 6.18 percent were positive. There were 1,560 patients in ICU yesterday, down 60 from the previous day. Of them, 1,011 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 174 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. Open enrollment for uninsured New Yorkers is extended through March 31. As part of the State's ongoing response to the pandemic, the open enrollment period for uninsured New Yorkers is extended through March 31, 2021. New Yorkers can apply for coverage through the NY State of Health, New York's Official Health Plan Marketplace, or directly through insurers. Learn more here.

4. New York State will investigate prescription drug price hikes connected to the pandemic. We've seen too many instances of pharmaceutical companies take advantage of those in need. The Department of Financial Services' newly formed Office of Pharmacy Benefits announced an investigation today into significant price spikes for six drugs that were connected to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Having experienced COVID himself, New York City blues artist Dave Keyes wrote an original song to thank frontline heroes. His son "7 O'clock Somewhere" pays tribute to all those working to keep us safe throughout the pandemic. Listen to it here."

 


 

January 21st at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 21st, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 21st at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 144,750 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 140,502 doses have been administered, 97%

COVID-19 Testing

• 19,999 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,324,357 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,505 new cases were reported
• 131,309 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 7.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.0% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 34,359 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 320,163 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 21st
• 850 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 13 in 24 hours
• 85 were new admissions
• 138 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 4 in 24 hours
• 85 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 94 were discharged since the last report
• 9,537 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 18 fatalities
• 2,642 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,215 hospital beds, 678 available, 21%
• 441 ICU beds, 108 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 21st at 8:15pm

COVID-19 Data in Motion: Thursday, January 21, 2021
A 60-second, daily summary of the most important data on COVID-19 in the U.S., updated every morning.

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January 20th at 7:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 20th at 7:15pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today is Inauguration Day—it was also one year ago today that the first COVID case was identified in the U.S. in Seattle, Washington. On this Inauguration Day, we look forward to working with the new administration in partnership to fight the virus. One of our biggest challenges is limited vaccine supply and I urge President Biden to increase the supply to states as soon as possible.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Total hospitalizations rose to 9,273. Of the 195,409 tests reported yesterday, 13,364, or 6.84 percent, were positive. There were 1,621 patients in ICU yesterday, up seven from the previous day. Of them, 1,0444 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 185 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. The pace of first-dose vaccine administration is accelerating. New York State is now averaging approximately 65,000 shots per day and we have administered 86 percent of the state's first-dose vaccine allocation from the federal government (excludes the federal Long Term Care Facility program).

3. A new state-run vaccination site opened at the Dome Arena in Henrietta, New York. As with other state-run vaccination sites, vaccinations are by appointment only. New Yorkers can utilize the State's "Am I Eligible" app or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829) to determine eligibility and schedule an appointment, if available. Appointments to receive the second dose at these sites are scheduled in-person after receiving the first dose. New Yorkers should not attempt to book their second appointment online.

4. Four new cases of the UK variant have been reported in New York State. Two of the cases were identified in Saratoga County and two in Suffolk County. To date, there are 22 known cases of the variant in New York State. The Wadsworth Lab is also continuously testing for other COVID-19 virus strains and so far, no other variants besides the UK strain have been found in New York.

5. I announced a new proposal to help small businesses impacted by COVID as part of my Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget. The Pandemic Recovery and Restart Program is a $130 million proposal to help small businesses that were most impacted by COVID recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Program would establish three new tax credits and expand a fourth tax credit to help small businesses, arts and theatrical industries, restaurants, and other businesses to bring back jobs and help the economy recover faster. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": While we don't yet know which two teams will face off in Super Bowl LV on February 7th, we do know that history will be made when Sarah Thomas becomes the first woman to officiate the game. Sarah Thomas, who joined the NFL as an on-field official in 2015, will serve as a down judge at Super Bowl LV in Tampa, Florida. Congratulations!"

 


 

January 20th at 7:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 20th, 2021

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COVID-19 Vaccines as of January 20th at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 144, 750 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 130,179 doses have been administered, 90%

COVID-19 Testing

• 15,580 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,304,358 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,224 new cases were reported
• 129,804 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.6% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 7.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.2% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 34,208 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 319,404 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 20th
• 863 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 94 were new admissions
• 134 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 9 in 24 hours
• 80 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 87 were discharged since the last report
• 9,443 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 21 fatalities
• 2,624 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,228 hospital beds, 618 available, 19%
• 438 ICU beds, 90 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 19th at 7:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 19th at 7:15pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"While we continue our call for increased supply of the vaccine, we will take all steps to quickly administer the vaccine we do have as efficiently as possible to eligible New Yorkers. New Yorkers can track the State's vaccination progress through the COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker. The dashboard provides updates on the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine including the number of doses received by the state, a breakdown of first and second doses, and the number of people who have received first and second doses in each region. When supply increases we are ready to get shots into arms. Until then, patience is difficult but required. Wear a mask, socially distance and stop the spread.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Five new State-run vaccination sites opened across New York State. Vaccination sites at SUNY Stony Brook, the Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens, SUNY Potsdam, SUNY Buffalo and Plattsburgh International Airport are open and vaccinating eligible New Yorkers against the COVID-19 virus. Vaccinations are by appointment only. To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment to receive their first dose, New Yorkers can use the "Am I Eligible" app or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829). More sites coming soon!

2. Total hospitalizations rose to 9,236. Of the 177,269 tests reported yesterday, 12,512, or 7.06 percent, were positive. There were 1,614 patients in ICU yesterday, up 91 from the previous day. Of them, 1,049 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 167 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. As part of my 2021 State of the State, an additional $25 million will go to continuing the Nourish NY Initiative. 2020 was a painful year for many New Yorkers but the Nourish NY program ensured that no food was going to waste at a time when people are hungry. The program redirected 17 million pounds of food from local farms to New Yorkers in need. We will continue to ensure all families in New York have access to healthy, locally grown food.

4. Nearly 1,200 senior NYCHA residents have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Last week, the State deployed five "community vaccination kits" to NYCHA housing complexes. These sites will be set up again three weeks from now to administer second doses. Kits will be deployed to additional locations to further bolster our efforts to ensure the fair and equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in communities that are underserved by traditional health care institutions.

5. Eight vaccination kits have been deployed to churches and cultural institutions in New York City, Long Island and Westchester. These pop-up sites also serve our mission to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine to low-income communities and leave no New Yorkers behind. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Chef José Andrés is providing all the National Guard troops in Washington, D.C., with free meals to thank them for their service and professionalism. After the events at the U.S. Capitol building on January 6th, thousands of National Guard troops arrived to provide additional security for Inauguration Day tomorrow. So far, Chef Andrés' nonprofit, World Central Kitchen, has provided 4,000 meals. New York has deployed 1,250 New York National Guard troops to D.C.—so we thank Chef Andrés for providing our fellow New Yorkers and other servicemen and women with a good meal during an anxious time. "

 


 

January 19th at 7:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 19th, 2021

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As of January 19 at 11 a.m., in Suffolk County
• 144, 750 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received
• 115,726 doses have been administered, 80%

COVID-19 Testing

• 15,314 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,288,778 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,293 new cases were reported
• 128,580 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 8.4% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 34,125 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 318,908 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 19th
• 862 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 33 in 24 hours
• 84 were new admissions
• 143 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
• 79 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 50 were discharged since the last report
• 9,356 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 14 fatalities
• 2,603 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,222 hospital beds, 688 available, 21%
• 436 ICU beds, 84 available, 19%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 18th at 5:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 18th at 5:15pm       

Click for Today's Governor Cuomo Video Message    Starts at 6:27 minutes

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today we celebrate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. New York will relentlessly continue his battle for justice.

We publish today to share important updates. As of this morning, New York State has now administered over one million total doses: 903,131 first doses and 103,747 second doses. The pace of vaccination is rapidly accelerating. If the Federal Government can increase supply, we are ready to inoculate New Yorkers and scale up the vaccine distribution.

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Chart of the Day: Our statewide positivity rate has gone down from the post-holiday high. However, COVID still poses a serious risk. Please wear a mask and exercise caution.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Tomorrow, I will present the Fiscal Year 2022 Executive Budget. This year's budget proposal will help set our agenda for the year ahead. The presentation will be live-streamed tomorrow, Tuesday, January 19, at 11:30am ET, at governor.ny.gov.

2. Total hospitalizations rose 8,868. Of the 186,205 tests reported yesterday, 12,185, or 6.54 percent, were positive. There were 1,523 patients in ICU yesterday, down 27 from the previous day. Of them, 997 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 153 New Yorkers to the virus. While hospitalizations are still rising, it's encouraging to see that the rate of increase has slowed significantly.

3. I have asked Pfizer if New York can directly purchase vaccine doses from them. Since Pfizer is not bound to commitments that are a part of Operation Warp Speed, I have asked Pfizer, a New York-based company, if they will sell vaccine doses directly to New York State. Read the letter here.

4. I issued a letter demanding U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar explain his false claim that vaccine doses in reserve would be shipped to states. In case you missed it, last week the Federal Government told not just New York, but all fifty states, that vaccine doses that had been "held in physical reserve" would be shipped to states. This came as welcome news, as federal supply of the vaccine is extremely limited. But it turned out that this was false. These doses had already been distributed to the states. Whether this was an act of incompetence or an act of intentional falsehood, New York and the public deserve a full accounting.

5. The Statewide positivity rate has come down—but we should still be very cautious. The post-holiday spike that we anticipated has declined (see chart above), but the more contagious UK variant is in New York State and represents a serious risk to our hospital system and all New Yorkers. Continue to be vigilant and wear a mask, social distance and avoid gatherings.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Over the weekend, the Buffalo Bills defeated the Baltimore Ravens to head to the AFC Championship—the first time since 1994. During the game, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was injured, but Bills fans pooled together and donated a total of $150,000 to Jackson's charity "Blessings in a Backpack," to help provide kids with food. New Yorkers are tough but they're also loving and this was a perfect example of that spirit. And thank you to BioReference for another successful weekend to allow fans to attend this weekend's game safely."

 


 

January 18th at 5:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 18th, 2021

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Testing
• 16,006 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,273,464 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,362 new cases were reported
• 127,287 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.8% positive on a 7-day average
• 8.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.6% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 34,027 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 318,291 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 18th
• 829 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 9 in 24 hours
• 77 were new admissions
• 148 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 9 in 24 hours
• 86 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 58 were discharged since the last report
• 9,306 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 12 fatalities
• 2,589 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,229 hospital beds, 781 available, 24%
• 432 ICU beds, 89 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 17th at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 17th at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 17th, 2021

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Testing
• 20,408 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,257,458 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,541 new cases were reported
• 125,925 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 6.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.8% positive on a 7-day average
• 7.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,956 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 317,928 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 17th at 7:00pm
• 820 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
• 91 were new admissions
• 139 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 8 in 24 hours
• 84 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 126 were discharged since the last report
• 9,248 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 17 fatalities
• 2,577 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,214 hospital beds, 705 available, 22%
• 430 ICU beds, 95 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 17th at 8:15pm

COVID-19 Data in Motion: Sunday, January 17, 2021
A 60-second, daily summary of the most important data on COVID-19 in the U.S., updated every morning.

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The Johns Hopkins 30-Minute COVID-19 Briefing
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Two Doses or One? COVID-19 Vaccine Regimens
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January 16th at 7:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 16th at 7:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 16th, 2021

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Testing
• 21,598 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,237,050 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,787 new cases were reported
• 124,384 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.6% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 8.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 8.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.8% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,844 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 317,382 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 16th at 7:00pm
• 823 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 2 in 24 hours
• 100 were new admissions
• 147 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 75 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 97 were discharged since the last report
• 10,022 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 15 fatalities
• 2,560 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,221 hospital beds, 691 available, 21%
• 442 ICU beds, 90 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 16th at 7:15pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 16th at 7:15pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 15th at 8:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 15th at 8:15pm       

Click for Today's Governor Cuomo Video Message    Starts at 13:30 minutes

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"We want to get shots in arms as fast as possible, but our biggest constraint at the moment is the limited vaccine supply from the federal government. We have our distribution network up and running and are working to expand it every day—but we can only vaccinate as many New Yorkers as we have supply for. There are around 7 million New Yorkers who are eligible for the vaccine but New York only receives 300,000 doses per week, and the next weekly allocation from the federal government will be even less: just 250,000 doses. Due to this limited allocation, appointments have filled up quickly, which I recognize is frustrating for so many New Yorkers who want to get the vaccine as soon as they can. If you are currently eligible for the vaccine, I urge you to call your local health department, pharmacy, doctor or hospital for additional information and to schedule appointments. To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment at a State-run vaccination site, use the "Am I Eligible" tool. I appreciate everyone's patience as we wait for more federal supply.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. The first five "community vaccination kits" were deployed to New York City Housing Authority locations. Community vaccination kits have been assembled by the state to help ensure that residents of under-served areas have equal access to the vaccine. The kits include workstation equipment, medical supplies, room dividers, privacy curtains and more. The five kits that were deployed today will be used to vaccinate eligible residents at NYCHA buildings (New York City's public housing authority).

2. Total hospitalizations fell to 8,808. Of the 324,671 tests reported yesterday, 19,942, or 6.14 percent, were positive. There were 1,570 patients in ICU yesterday, up 34 from the previous day. Of them, 962 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 183 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. Another State-run vaccination site opened in Albany today. The new site, located on SUNY Albany's campus, will be joined in the weeks ahead by additional State-operated sites in every region of the state. Appointments are required. To schedule an appointment, if available, please use the State's "Am I Eligible" tool or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4VAX (1-833-697-4829). Appointments to receive a second dose will be scheduled in-person immediately after an individual receives the first dose. New Yorkers should not attempt to book their second appointment online. 

4. So far, New York's health care distribution sites have administered 75 percent of doses received from the federal government. In total 699,063 doses of the vaccine have been administered—of these, 623,172 doses are first doses and 75,891 are second doses. (This number excludes doses that have been set aside for the federally-run Long Term Care Facility vaccination program.)

5. An additional case of the UK variant has been found in New York. This new case was identified in Nassau County. To date, there are now 16 known cases of the more contagious virus strain in New York.

6. Yesterday, New York State reported 324,671 COVID tests, a record high. Remember, testing is open to any New Yorker. Getting tested frequently allows us to identify positive cases so we can stop the spread. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to someone positive for COVID, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location. 

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Every year, Animal Planet hosts their "Puppy Bowl" on the day of the Super Bowl. For the 17th annual game, on Sunday, February 7th, two puppies from the great State of New York have made the roster to play. The puppies, Yogi and Bailey, from Paws Crossed Animal Rescue in Elmsford, NY, will play for the "Lombarky" trophy. While Yogi and Bailey have both been adopted already, the Puppy Bowl will feature other rescues up for adoption from across the nation.  "

 


 

January 15th at 8:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 15th, 2021

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Testing
• 27,442 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,215,452 total tests have been administered since March
• 2,181 new cases were reported
• 122,597 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.3% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 8.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 7.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 9.0% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,721 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 315,968 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 15th at 7:00pm
• 821 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 16 in 24 hours
• 88 were new admissions
• 149 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 9 n 24 hours
• 79 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 86 were discharged since the last report
• 9,025 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 21 fatalities
• 2,545 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,223 hospital beds, 675 available, 21%
• 443 ICU beds, 92 available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 15th at 8:15pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 15th at 8:15pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 14th at 9:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 14th at 9:30pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"New York is pushing forward to conduct more tests, add hospital beds and make it easier to get the COVID-19 vaccine across the state, but we need New Yorkers to stay vigilant and take safety precautions as the virus is still spreading. Unfortunately, vaccine supply from the federal government remains extremely limited. Washing hands, wearing masks and social distancing are vital tools New Yorkers must use to stop the spread. We're moving through a difficult period in our history, and I know COVID fatigue has set in and New Yorkers crave normalcy, but we will get through this together and come out on the other side.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. New York State and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital launched a new vaccination site for eligible New Yorkers in Washington Heights. This new site, at Fort Washington Armory in Upper Manhattan, was made possible thanks to a partnership with Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. The site is offering vaccinations to New Yorkers age 65 and up and appointments can be scheduled online through the NewYork-Presbyterian Connect Online Patient Portal. Appointments are required.

2. Total hospitalizations fell to 8,823. Of the 212,589 tests reported yesterday, 13,661, or 6.42 percent, were positive. There were 1,536 patients in ICU yesterday, up 35 from the previous day. Of them, 956 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 202 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. New State-run vaccination sites are coming soon. Today the first vaccinations began at a drive-thru vaccination site at Jones Beach on Long Island. More sites will come online shortly, including sites in Buffalo, Rochester and Plattsburgh. All vaccination sites are by appointment only. For New York State-run sites, if you are eligible you can make an appointment at ny.gov/vaccine if there are appointments available.

4. The Finger Lakes has the highest rate of COVID hospitalizations by population. There are 830 hospitalizations in the Finger Lakes, which represents 0.07 percent of the region's population. The Capital Region has 520 hospitalizations (0.05 percent); Central New York has 323 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); Long Island has 1,658 hospitalizations (0.06 percent); the Mid-Hudson Region has 1,015 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); Mohawk Valley has 309 hospitalizations (0.06 percent); New York City has 3,292 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); Southern Tier has 249 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); and Western New York has 517 hospitalizations (0.04 percent of its population). The North Country, with 110 hospitalizations (0.03 percent), has the lowest rate of hospitalizations due to COVID.

5. New York has conducted over 28 million tests to date. Getting tested regularly is a good way to help ensure your health and the health of those around you. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to someone positive for COVID, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Syracuse-born musician Post Malone is donating 10,000 pairs of Crocs to support frontline workers. In partnership with the nonprofit Musicians on Call, the shoes—popular with nurses and other health care workers—will be distributed to staff at 70 hospitals across the country to thank them for their efforts during the pandemic. "

 


 

January 14th at 9:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 14th, 2021

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Testing
• 16,976 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,188,010 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,587 new cases were reported
• 120,416 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 8.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 8.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 9.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 9.5% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,583 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 315,968 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 14th at 7:00pm
• 837 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 16 in 24 hours
• 109 were new admissions
• 140 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 7 in 24 hours
• 82 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 101 were discharged since the last report
• 8,939 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 22 fatalities
• 2,524 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,212 hospital beds, 618 available, 19%
• 441 ICU beds, 96 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 14th at 9:30pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 14th at 9:30pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 13th at 6:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 13th at 6:30pm       

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today, the Jacob K. Javits Center, Westchester County Center and New York State Fair Expo Center opened at 8 a.m. to begin administering vaccines to eligible New Yorkers. These are the first three state-run sites to open. A site at Jones Beach will open tomorrow, January 14th, and a site at SUNY Albany will open on Friday, January 15th. Vaccinations are by appointment only and New Yorkers can determine eligibility and find a provider to receive their first dose through the State's "Am I Eligible" app or call the New York State Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). And New Yorkers will be able to schedule an appointment to receive the required second dose on site after receiving their first dose. New Yorkers should not attempt to book their second appointment online.

We will aggressively act to get New Yorkers vaccinated quickly and efficiently, but lack of supply from the federal government is an enormous issue. Until the federal government provides us with more supply of vaccines, I again ask that New Yorkers be patient.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Tomorrow, I will give my fourth and final 2021 State of the State Address. This year's State of the State outlines proposals to defeat COVID and to build a New York that is stronger than ever before. We will Reimagine, Rebuild, and Renew our great state. I hope you will join me tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. ET. to watch the final part of my address live at governor.ny.gov.

2. Total hospitalizations rose to 8,929. Of the 196,868 tests reported yesterday, 14,577, or 7.40 percent, were positive. There were 1,501 patients in ICU yesterday, up 9 from the previous day. Of them, 924 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 165 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. The deadline to sign up for a health plan starting on February 1 through the NY State of Health is this Friday. New Yorkers have until Friday, January 15th, to renew or enroll in a health plan that begins on February 1. Visit their website or call 855-355-5777 to enroll.

4. Three additional cases of the UK variant have been identified in New York. This brings the total to 15 cases in New York. In addition to the new cases, there are four cases in Saratoga County and two other cases in Warren County that have all been identified as part of the Saratoga cluster; two cases in Suffolk County; two cases from Nassau County; and one from Queens. The final case was identified in Manhattan and is not connected to either the Saratoga cluster or the Long Island cluster.

5. As of 3:00pm today, New York has administered 732,066 vaccine doses. Of those, 624,280 doses have been administered in distribution sites including hospitals and 107,786 have been administered in Long Term Care facilities. This represents an increase of 67,000 in the last 24 hours.

6. The U.S. announced that a negative COVID test will be required for all international travelers. The new rule goes into effect on January 26th. This decision comes after I and other governors urged the federal government to implement the policy and New York reached an agreement with major airlines to require testing for New York-bound passengers from the UK.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Landing on August 6th, 2012, NASA's rover Curiosity celebrated its 3,000th day on Mars yesterday. Since its landing, the robot has captured dozens of high-resolution images beamed back down to Earth to help us better understand the climate of our neighboring planet and continue the search for life beyond Earth. "

 


 

January 13th at 6:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 13th, 2021

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Testing
• 17,104 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,171,034 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,673 new cases were reported
• 118,829 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 9.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 8.9% positive on a 7-day average
• 9.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 9.7% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,497 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 315,409 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 13th at 7:00pm
• 853 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 14 in 24 hours
• 104 were new admissions
• 133 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increasee of 9 in 24 hours
• 74 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 100 were discharged since the last report
• 8,838 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 15 fatalities
• 2,502 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,209 hospital beds, 619 available, 19%
• 439 ICU beds, 82 available, 19%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 13th at 6:30pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 13th at 6:30pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 12th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 12th at 8:45pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Following new guidance from the CDC, New York is now including individuals age 65 and up as eligible to schedule appointments to receive the vaccine. Immunocompromised New Yorkers are also eligible to receive the vaccine. We are working with the CDC on how to best define the immunocompromised category. In the meantime, people who are 65 or older can immediately begin finding vaccination locations near them through New York's Am I Eligible tool. But I want to emphasize that New Yorkers should be patient. Today's change brings the number of eligible New Yorkers to at least 7 million people—and the State receives only 300,000 doses per week from the federal government. That's a huge gap between the supply and the number of eligible New Yorkers. Hospitals will continue to prioritize hospital workers and other health care workers—as it is critical to get these workers vaccinated to keep our hospital system functioning and able to handle the continued rise in COVID hospitalizations. If you are eligible, please be patient; unless the federal supply increases, it will take time to vaccinate the currently eligible groups.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. As of 3:00pm today, New York has administered 665,172 vaccine doses. Of those, 570,556 have been administered in hospitals and 94,616 have been administered in Long Term Care facilities. This represents an increase of 60,000 in the last 24 hours and represents 61.7 percent of what has been delivered to NY.

2. New York has identified eight new cases of the UK variant. There are now 12 cases of the UK virus strain in New York and there are 80 cases in the U.S. As a reminder, the UK variant (also called B.1.1.7) is more contagious than other variants, although it is not believed to be more deadly or cause more severe disease. New Yorkers, as always, are asked to exercise caution.

3. Bills fans will be able to attend the team's second home playoff game on Saturday, January 16th. After successful implementation of the pilot plan to open Bills Stadium for fans this past Saturday, we will allow 6,700 fans to attend this weekend's game as well only after first obtaining a negative COVID-19 test result and adhering to all public health precautions. Contact tracing will also be conducted after the game and tailgating remains prohibited. I thank the Department of Health, BioReference Laboratories and the Buffalo Bills for working on this plan.

4. Total hospitalizations rose to 8,926. Of the 196,671 tests reported yesterday, 15,214, or 7.73 percent, were positive. There were 1,492 patients in ICU yesterday, up 66 from the previous day. Of them, 909 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 164 New Yorkers to the virus.

5. The Finger Lakes and Mohawk Valley Regions have the highest rate of COVID hospitalization by population. There are 894 hospitalizations in the Finger Lakes, which represents 0.07 percent of the region's population and there are 329 hospitalizations in Mohawk Valley, which represents 0.07 percent. The Capital Region has 529 hospitalizations (0.05 percent); Central New York has 343 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); Long Island has 1,612 hospitalizations (0.06 percent); the Mid-Hudson Region has 1,053 hospitalizations (0.05 percent); New York City has 3,290 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); Southern Tier has 241 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); and Western New York has 518 hospitalizations (0.04 percent of its population). The North Country, with 117 hospitalizations (0.03), has the lowest rate of hospitalizations due to COVID.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": It started off as a social media trend on TikTok, turned into a collaborative virtual Broadway show and that show is Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical. In just a month, musical performers and artists came together to produce an hour-long show to bring the spirit of Broadway and help support actors in difficult times. The production raised $2 million for The Actors Fund, supporting theatre workers. And today in my State of the State Address I announced new proposals to bring back the arts safely. The show will go on and New York will be New York again."

 


 

January 12th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 12th, 2021

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Testing
• 17,303 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,153,930 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,667 new cases were reported
• 117,156 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 9.1% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 9.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 9.8% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,433 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 314,988 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 12th at 7:00pm
• 839 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 35 in 24 hours
• 106 were new admissions
• 124 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 68 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 57 were discharged since the last report
• 8,738 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 21 fatalities
• 2,487 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,232 hospital beds, 714 available, 22%
• 436 ICU beds, 95 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 12th at 8:45pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 12th at 8:45pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 11th at 8:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 11th at 8:45pm       

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The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"Today I delivered my annual State of the State address. There are moments in life that can change a person fundamentally, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Likewise, there are episodes in history that transform society and COVID is one of those moments. New York sees this moment for the crisis it is, but also the opportunity it presents. COVID transformed New York and so we must plan for what the state will look like post-COVID. This coming year, economies will realign and reset around the world. From defeating COVID to expanding telehealth to election reform, this year we will Reimagine, Rebuild and Renew New York. Learn more here.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Starting today, New Yorkers in Phase 1b groups are now eligible to receive the vaccine. New Yorkers in Phase 1b include individuals age 75 and up, first responders, teachers, public transit workers, grocery store workers and public safety workers. See the full list here. New Yorkers age 75 and up will primarily be vaccinated at pharmacies and can use the Am I Eligible tool to find vaccination providers near them, or they can call the New York State COVID-19 Vaccination Hotline at 1-833-NYS-4-VAX (1-833-697-4829). Public employees (for example, police departments, public school teachers and MTA employees) who are also part of Phase 1b will primarily be vaccinated through their groups' relevant health programs or as organized by their unions. Appointments are REQUIRED to be vaccinated. Note that due to limited supply of the COVID vaccine from the federal government, it could take up to 14 weeks for eligible New Yorkers to schedule their vaccine shot.

2. Total hospitalizations rose to 8,645. Of the 203,904 tests reported yesterday, 13,714, or 6.72 percent, were positive. There were 1,427 patients in ICU yesterday, down 10 from the previous day. Of them, 891 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 170 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. There are three new confirmed cases of the UK variant in New York State. Over the weekend, the Department of Health confirmed two new cases in Saratoga County, related to the first case of the virus strain, as well as an unrelated case in Nassau County.

4. As of 3:00pm today, New York has administered 605,677 vaccine doses. Of those doses, 511,369 were administered in hospitals, while 94,308 were administered in Long Term Care facilities. With the beginning of Phase 1b vaccinations today, we will keep up the pace and ramp it up even further.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": When school facilities across the state were shuttered earlier in the pandemics, the Ithaca-based Vitamin L Chorus saw an opportunity to inspire others—despite not being able to perform its usual in-person concerts at elementary schools across the state. The group, who has performed at schools and festivals across the state for more than three decades, produced a music video of their new song called "We Keep Going," written in and for the COVID-19 era."

 


 

January 11th at 8:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 11th, 2021

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Testing
• 20,387 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,136,627 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,546 new cases were reported
• 115,489 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 7.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.2% positive on a 7-day average
• 7.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.0% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,373 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
• 314,665 total were tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 11th at 7:00pm
• 794 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 7 in 24 hours
• 94 were new admissions
• 123 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 11 in 24 hours
• 66 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 80 were discharged since the last report
• 8,681 discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 13 fatalities
• 2,466 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,233 hospital beds, 731 available, 23%
• 443 ICU beds, 93available, 21%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 11th at 8:45pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 11th at 8:45pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 10th at 6:45pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 10th at 6:45pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 10th, 2021

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Testing
• 18,104 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,116,240 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,732 new cases were reported
• 113,943 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.4% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 8.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.6% positive on a 7-day average
• 9.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.5% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,293 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 314,238 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 10th at 7:00pm
• 787 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 13 in 24 hours
• 81 were new admissions
• 134 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 4 in 24 hours
• 77 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 117 were discharged since the last report
• 8,601 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 15 fatalities
• 2,453 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,260 hospital beds, 743 available, 23%
• 431 ICU beds, 94 available, 22%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 10th at 6:45pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 10th at 6:45pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 9th at 9:15pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 9th at 9:15pm       

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January 9th at 9:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 9th, 2021

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Testing
• 20,450 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,098,136 total tests have been administered since March
• 2,002 new cases were reported
• 112,211 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.3% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 9.0% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 9.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.6% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,190 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 313,652 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 9th at 7:00pm
• 800 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 9 in 24 hours
• 105 were new admissions
• 130 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 9 in 24 hours
• 77 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 84 were discharged since the last report
• 8,484 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 15 fatalities
• 2,438 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,264 hospital beds, 659 available, 20%
• 436 ICU beds, 76 available, 17%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 9th at 9:15pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 9th at 9:15pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 8th at 9:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 8th at 9:00pm       

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"Starting on Monday, New York State will begin scheduling vaccinations for "Phase 1b" groups—the next category of people eligible for the vaccine. This group includes: People aged 75 and up; education workers (pre-K through 12 teachers and education workers, licensed and registered child care providers, and school-bus drivers); first responders (local police, State Police, Sheriff's Office employees, professional and volunteer firefighters); EMS workers (including professional and volunteer paramedics and EMTs); public transit workers (airline and airport employees, passenger railroad employees, subway and mass transit employees, ferry employees, Port Authority employees, and public bus drivers); and public safety workers. About 3.2 million additional New Yorkers will now be eligible.

There will be many more sites where New Yorkers can get vaccinated as we enter Phase 1b—more on that below—and we will be sure to keep you informed in this newsletter with the latest updates. While we all want to vaccinate even more New Yorkers, we must also keep things in perspective. We have a real supply problem with regards to the vaccine. Without increased supply from the federal government, we expect it will take 14 weeks to vaccinate the Phase 1a and 1b groups, which takes us to...April 16. We are in communication with the incoming Biden administration on the issue of supply, which must increase, but it is critical that all New Yorkers continue to wear a mask, social distance and exercise caution.

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Vaccine FAQ of the Day: COVID is still rapidly spreading throughout our communities. New Yorkers should continue to take the necessary steps to stop the spread.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Total hospitalizations rose to 8,561. Of the 243,903 tests reported yesterday, 18,832, or 7.72 percent, were positive. There were 1,475 patients in ICU yesterday, up 51 from the previous day. Of them, 912 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 161 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. Next week, New York will expand to a larger provider network for vaccine distribution. To assist with Phase 1b vaccine administration, the expanded network will include doctor networks, Federally Qualified Health Centers, county health departments, ambulatory centers and pharmacies. Starting next week, 500 pharmacies will come online to assist in the vaccine distribution. All of these new providers will begin accepting vaccination reservations on Monday—stay tuned for more details. Hospitals will continue to serve as vaccination sites as well.

3. The State Department of Health is setting up 20 mass distribution sites over the next several weeks. One of these sites will be the Javits Center on the West Side of Manhattan, which will open to begin distributing the vaccine on Wednesday by appointment to eligible New Yorkers.

4. To date, New York has administered approximately 479,000 vaccine doses. Hospitals have increased the number of doses administered over the past several weeks, starting with 33,709 doses administered during Week 1 and reaching approximately 195,078 by the end of Week 4. While the uptick is welcome, it is still not enough and we have more work to do.

5. I signed an Executive Order expanding the eligible pool of trainees who can administer the vaccine at distribution sites. As we continue our footrace in the vaccination process, we need as many eligible hands on deck as possible. The expanded pool includes licensed practical nurses, pharmacists & pharmacy technicians, dentists and certain dental technicians, midwives, podiatrists, EMTs and certain eligible students (in programs like nursing and medicine with at least one year of clinical experience). All eligible New Yorkers wishing to become vaccinators must undergo training. Learn more here. 

6. Along with eight other governors, I call on the Department of Health and Human Services to expedite distribution of the vaccine. Today, I issued a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Chief Operating Officer General Gustave F. Perna asking to increase vaccine supply throughout the nation. The letter was signed by California Governor Gavin Newsom, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, Kansas Governor Laura Kelly, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Oregon Governor Kate Brown, Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. Read the letter here

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": The length of the Erie Canal is about 360 miles. Central New York resident Martin Pasternak will run its entirety to raise money for colon cancer research. His run will start on August 21, 2021, and he plans to complete the trail in seven days. Mark is undertaking this ambitious run to support his cousin and his fight against the disease, with fundraising proceeds going to non-profit The Buffalo Colon Corps. He is also organizing a virtual challenge that runs from May 15 through August 21 and encouraging others to walk the Erie Canal trail to raise money for the Buffalo non-profit. Learn more."

 


 

January 8th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 8th, 2021

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Testing
• 17,917 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,077,686 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,954 new cases were reported
• 110,209 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.3% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 9.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.7% positive on a 7-day average
• 10.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.6% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 33,076 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 313,015 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 8th at 7:00pm
• 791 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 49 in 24 hours
• 68 were new admissions
• 139 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 15 in 24 hours
• 86 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 113 were discharged since the last report
• 8,400 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 13 fatalities
• 2,423 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,264 hospital beds, 661 available, 20%
• 438 ICU beds, 68 available, 16%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 8th at 9:00pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 8th at 9:00pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 8th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County Confirmed COVID-19 Cases March 10, 2020 – January 7, 2021

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January 7th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 7th at 8:00pm       

"The increase in infection rate post-holidays is here and is problematic in and of itself, but when combined with the newly found UK strain in NYS and with the federal government's refusal to contain more cases by instituting common sense testing requirement for international travelers, our work has become more complicated. Even with this new challenge, New York is staying tough, and working with the health care community to ensure hospitals do not become overwhelmed. Remember that we are in a footrace between COVID and the vaccine. It's as important today as ever that we collectively stay smart and commit to taking the steps necessary to stop the spread.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Total hospitalizations fell slightly to 8,548. Of the 238,550 tests reported yesterday, 17,636, or 7.39 percent, were positive. There were 1,424 patients in ICU yesterday, up 16 from the previous day. Of them, 859 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 197 New Yorkers to the virus.

2. To date, New York has administered approximately 430,000 vaccine doses. New York hospitals had previously jumped in administering an average of 10,000 doses per day to approximately 30,000 per day. Yesterday, hospitals administered approximately 50,000 doses in one day. This is good progress, but hospitals must do even more.

3. The Department of Health continues to test for the UK strain of COVID. After an individual in Saratoga County, NY, tested positive for the variant, the Department of Health has undertaken extensive contact tracing efforts. As of today, no other positive cases have been identified of the UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 (the official name of the virus that causes COVID-19).

4. SUNY Downstate's University Hospital successfully administered 100 percent of its weekly COVID-19 vaccine allocation. SUNY hospitals have been especially successful in quickly administering their allocation, and I commend them. It is crucial that hospitals administer the doses they have as fast as they can so we can vaccinate all our health care heroes.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": In January of 2020, New York City performing artist Taylor DeNapoli had a mission for the year—to create a video performance to release on the 17th day of every month of the year, her lucky number. Even though the pandemic heavily impacted the entertainment industry, Taylor met her goal and continued sharing videos of choreographed performances featuring Broadway performers and other New York City artists. On December 17th, 2020, Taylor released her twelfth and final video of her "Video of the Month" series. Watch it here."

 


 

January 7th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 7th, 2021

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Testing
• 20,941 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,059,769 total tests have been administered since March
• 2,194 new cases were reported
• 108,255 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.3% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 9.6% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 10.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 32,947 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 312,331 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 7th at 7:00pm
• 840 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 11 in 24 hours
• 114 were new admissions
• 124 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
• 72 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 98 were discharged since the last report
• 8,287 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 22 fatalities
• 2,410 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,259 hospital beds, 630 available, 19%
• 435 ICU beds, 67 available, 15%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 7th at 8:00pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 7th at 8:00pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 6th at 8:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 6th at 8:00pm

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"I know that many New Yorkers are eager for information on the vaccine's distribution. In fact my mother, Matilda, keeps asking me when she can get vaccinated. Much of the timeline depends on how quickly the federal government can distribute supplies to states, and we expect the supply to increase over time.

Currently, we are in Phase 1A—which includes residents and staff of nursing homes and other congregate care facilities as well as doctors, nurses, and all health care workers that come into contact with the public, including individuals administering the COVID vaccine. After we vaccinate our heroic health care workers, we move into Phase 1B, which will include teachers and education workers, first responders (police, firefighters), public safety workers, public transit workers, and people 75-and-older. If you're unsure whether or not you're currently eligible, you can check here: ny.gov/vaccine.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. Total hospitalizations rose to 8,665. Of the 197,816 tests reported yesterday, 16,648, or 8.41 percent, were positive. There were 1,408 patients in ICU yesterday, up 16 from the previous day. Of them, 877 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 161 New Yorkers.

2. We need the federal government to take action on international flights to prevent the spread of COVID variants. I sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf asking him to require that airline travelers to the United States receive a negative COVID-19 test result before being allowed into the country. Between 70,000 and 80,000 international passengers arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City each week. Read the letter here.

3. The Finger Lakes, with 934 hospitalizations, has the highest rate of COVID hospitalizations by population. Hospitalizations in the Finger Lakes represent 0.08 percent of the region's population. Western New York has 540 hospitalizations (0.04 percent of its population); Central New York has 403 hospitalizations (0.05 percent); Mohawk Valley has 306 hospitalizations (0.06 percent); Long Island has 1,614 hospitalizations (0.06 percent); the Mid-Hudson Region has 984 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); the Capital Region has 472 hospitalizations (0.04 percent); the Southern Tier has 220 hospitalizations (0.03 percent); and New York City has 3,107 hospitalizations (0.04 percent). The North Country, with 85 hospitalizations (0.02 percent), has the lowest rate of hospitalizations due to COVID.

4. The vaccination rate at NY hospitals has increased dramatically. Over the past three weeks, hospitals were administering 10,809 vaccine doses per day (on average), but this week the rate increased to 31,157 doses per day. We want to see this number go up even more.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Last month, New York was hit with a snowstorm that dropped large quantities of snow across the state and left behind significant debris and felled branches. After the storm, father-son duo Craig and Lincoln Marshall of Glen Cove, New York, found that the Welwyn Preserve was hit especially hard by the storm, and many of the trails and paths were blocked by trees. Together, the two grabbed a chainsaw, endured the cold and cleared out the pedestrian and bike paths of the natural public reserve so residents could quickly enjoy the wildlife and scenery—a great example of civic-mindedness! "

 


 

January 6th at 8:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 6th, 2021

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Testing
• 18,645 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,038,828 total tests have been administered since March
• 2,042 new cases were reported
• 106,061 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.2% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 10.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.5% positive on a 7-day average
• 11.0.% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.4% positive on a 7-day average
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Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 32,874 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 311,864 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 6th at 7:00pm
• 829 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 15 in 24 hours
• 101 were new admissions
• 126 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 7 in 24 hours
• 74 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 90 were discharged since the last report
• 8,189 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 12 fatalities
• 2,388 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,251 hospital beds, 631 available, 19%
• 437 ICU beds, 63 available, 14%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 6th at 8:00pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 6th at 8:00pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 5th at 9:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 5th at 9:00pm

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"In New York we are working hard to distribute vaccines to eligible groups as fairly and expeditiously as possible. Planning is well under way in preparation for widespread vaccination as more groups become eligibile.

We are working with the public and private sectors across the state to develop a "retail network" of vaccination provider sites.

Similar to operations for the annual distribution of the flu vaccine and like with our ongoing COVID-19 testing, these sites will help ensure access to the vaccine in multiple locations in each of the state's 10 regions. The network of sites will include pharmacies, federally-qualified health centers, local health departments, private urgent care clinics, private doctor networks, and other sites capable of vaccinations. More sites continue to be added to the network every day.

In addition to hospitals and the "retail network," the State will undertake special efforts to supplement these sites with pop-up locations, including at the Javits Center, SUNY and CUNY locations, community centers, and houses of worship—with a special emphasis on reaching underserved communities.

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Vaccine FAQ of the Day: The COVID vaccine is safe and effective and will not give you the virus. Learn more about the vaccine at ny.gov/vaccine.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. So far, we have enrolled 3,762 vaccination provider sites in the state. Of these sites enrolled to administer the COVID-19 vaccine, the State has so far activated 636 sites to begin vaccine distribution. By the end of this week, the State will have distributed 911,000 first doses of the vaccine. Providers can learn more here.

2. Essential workers and older New Yorkers are next up to receive the vaccine. Once New York has completed administering the vaccine to health care workers as part of Phase 1A, the next step is Phase 1B, which comprises essential workers and New Yorkers aged 75 and up. Roughly 2.5 million New Yorkers make up this group.

3. To prepare for the next phase of vaccine distribution, we encourage essential worker groups to operationalize their medical teams to administer the vaccine. To help alleviate reliance on the hospital system and protect our hospital capacity, we're encouraging essential worker organizations such as police departments, fire departments, educators, and public transit organizations to begin developing plans to vaccinate their workforce.

4. Total hospitalizations rose to 8,590. Of the 152,402 tests reported yesterday, 12,666, or 8.31 percent, were positive. There were 1,392 patients in ICU yesterday, up 35 from the previous day. Of them, 851 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 149 New Yorkers to the virus.

5. To date, New York has conducted over 26 million tests. If you are experiencing COVID symptoms or believe you may have been exposed to someone positive for COVID, get tested. Find a testing site near you. You can also call 1-888-364-3065 to make a free appointment at a New York State-run testing location.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": Four high schoolers at Alexandria Central in Alexandria Bay, New York, have come together to form an all-girl barbershop quartet called the AcousChix. The group, comprising two freshmen and two juniors of the school, represented New York at Barbershop Harmony Society's national competition in Jacksonville, FL last year and will participate this year virtually in the same competition. For this year's submission, the AcousChix put together a video performance singing "Happy Together" by The Turtles."

 


 

January 5th at 9:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 5th, 2021

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Testing
• 14,273 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,020,183 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,554 new cases were reported
• 104,019 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.1% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 10.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.6% positive on a 7-day average
• 10.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.6% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 32,783 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 311,429 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 5th at 7:00pm
• 814 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 11 in 24 hours
• 77 were new admissions
• 119 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 65 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 52 were discharged since the last report
• 8,099 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 15 fatalities
• 2,376 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,249 hospital beds, 718 available, 22%
• 433 ICU beds, 86 available, 20%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 5th at 9:00pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 5th at 9:00pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 4th at 7:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 4th at 7:30pm

Click for Today's Governor Cuomo Video Message        

Unfortunately, the Wadsworth Laboratory in Albany has confirmed the first known case of the U.K. variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 in New York State. An individual from Saratoga County, NY, with no known recent travel, tested positive for the strain, which scientists say is more contagious than other strains. It is not believed to be deadlier or to cause more severe disease.

We are asking anyone who visited N. Fox Jewelers in Saratoga Springs, NY, between Dec. 18 and Dec. 24, to please get tested as soon as possible. Because the individual who tested positive for this variant did not travel recently, it is likely that the strain is spreading in the community.

Because the virus strain is more transmittable, it could lead to a higher infection rate and possibly a higher hospitalization rate. I ask New Yorkers to continue to do what is proven to reduce the spread. Wear a mask, social distance and be cautious.

Here's what else you need to know tonight:

1. More than 2 million individuals are now eligible to be vaccinated as part of Phase 1A. Today, the list of eligible New Yorkers was expanded again to include all doctors, nurses and health care staff who come in contact with the public; ambulatory centers staff; and all public health care workers who provide direct in-person care, including those who conduct COVID-19 tests and handle lab specimens. Beginning this week, eligibility will also be expanded to include home care workers, hospice workers, and nursing home and other congregate setting workers who have yet to receive a vaccine through the federal nursing home vaccination program. See the full list, including previously announced priority groups, here.

2. Total hospitalizations rose to 8,251. Of the 134,360 tests reported yesterday, 11,209, or 8.34 percent, were positive. There were 1,357 patients in ICU yesterday, up 13 from the previous day. Of them, 843 are intubated. Sadly, we lost 170 New Yorkers to the virus.

3. A new web application will help New Yorkers determine if they are eligible to get the vaccine. By answering a series of simple questions, New Yorkers can find out if they are eligible for the vaccine and, if so, where to make an appointment. See if you're eligible here

4. New York State announced new "Use It or Lose It" vaccine regulations. We are laser-focused on speeding up the vaccination process, and to that end, hospitals and facilities that are not administering their vaccine allocations in a timely manner could be fined or lose receipt of future allocations to other, more efficient facilities. With so many people waiting to get the vaccine, facilities must "use it or lose it."

5. We expect 85 percent of all nursing home residents to receive their first vaccine dose by the end of the week. New York State is committing resources to expedite the federally run nursing home vaccination program. There are 611 facilities enrolled in the program. We will expedite the vaccination of the remaining 15 percent of nursing home residents over the next two weeks.

Tonight's "Deep Breath Moment": In the Village of Cherry Valley, New York, founded in 1739, locals decided to brighten up the small historic town with old-fashioned commercial holiday windows over the holidays. A group of residents, including Anne Loretto and curator Jessica Marx, partnered with local artists, members of the community and building owners to transform the shop windows into festive displays with hopes to raise the spirits of residents and visitors alike, who have all been affected by the pandemic. The holiday windows of Cherry Valley's historic downtown will remain on display through February."

 


 

January 4th at 7:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 4th, 2021

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Testing
• 10,876 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 2,005,910 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,232 new cases were reported
• 102,465 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.1% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 9.9% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.3% positive on a 7-day average
• 11.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.4% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 32,752 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 311,185 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 4th at 7:00pm
• 803 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 44 in 24 hours
• 93 were new admissions
• 116 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change in 24 hours
• 64 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 55 were discharged since the last report
• 8,047 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 20 fatalities
• 2,361 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,245 hospital beds, 803 available, 25%
• 431 ICU beds, 104 available, 24%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 4th at 7:30pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 4th at 7:30pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 3rd at 7:00pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 3rd at 7:00pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 3rd, 2021

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Testing
• 14,261 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 1,995,034 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,516 new cases were reported
• 101,233 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.1% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 9.1% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 9.1% positive on a 7-day average
• 10.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 10.1% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 32,712 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 310,985 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 3rd at 7:00pm
• 759 individuals were hospitalized, no change in 24 hours
• 65 were new admissions
• 116 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 3 in 24 hours
• 62 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 71 were discharged since the last report
• 7,992 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 13 fatalities
• 2,341 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,226 hospital beds, 887 available, 27%
• 427 ICU beds, 110 available, 26%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 3rd at 7:00pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 3rd at 7:00pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 2nd at 6:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 2nd at 6:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 2nd, 2021

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Testing
• 18,676 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 1,980,773 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,786 new cases were reported
• 99,771 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.0% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 8.7% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 8.8% positive on a 7-day average
• 9.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 9.7% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 32,694 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 310,824 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 2nd at 7:00pm
• 759 individuals were hospitalized, no change in 24 hours
• 80 were new admissions
• 113 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 6 in 24 hours
• 60 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 90 were discharged since the last report
• 7,921 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 17 fatalities
• 2,328 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,227 hospital beds, 869 available, 27%
• 429 ICU beds, 98 available, 23%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 2nd at 6:30pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 2nd at 6:30pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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January 1st at 9:30pm

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
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January 1st at 9:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 through January 1st, 2021

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Testing
• 19,417 COVID-19 tests were administered
• 1,962,097 total tests have been administered since March
• 1,874 new cases were reported
• 97,931 total cases have been reported since March
• 5.0% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
• 8.8 tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 8.4% positive on a 7-day average
• 9.7% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 9.3% positive on a 7-day average
Percentage Positive Results by Region Dashboard
Percentage Positive Results by County Dashboard
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing
• 32,601 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
• 310,049 total have been tested for antibodies

Hospitalization as of January 1st at 7:00pm
• 759 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 26 in 24 hours
• 92 were new admissions
• 107 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
• 59 patients were in the ICU and intubated
• 64 were discharged since the last report
• 7,831 have been discharged since March 22

Fatalities
• 12 fatalities
• 2,311 total fatalities

Hospital Beds
• 3,232 hospital beds, 726 available, 22%
• 427 ICU beds, 97 available, 23%

*The test results data comes from a NYSDOH database that contains reported results from all the labs testing samples from New York State residents. NYS fatality data are reported by hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities on a daily basis to the NYSDOH.

 


 

January 1st at 9:30pm

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island
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COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
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January 1st at 9:30pm

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts
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New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island
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New York State COVID-19 School Reporting
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