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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.

 


 

Daily Reported Local Cases of COVID-19 (Bellport Village, North Bellport, Brookhaven Hamlet, East Patchogue and the Town of Brookhaven)
Updated on January 21st at 8:15pm

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Suffolk County Daily Reported Data to Date
Updated on January 21st at 8:15pm

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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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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       

Click for Today's Governor Cuomo Video Message    Starts at 8:10 minutes

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       

Click for Today's Governor Cuomo Video Message  Starts at 9:14 minutes

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
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
• 33,373 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
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
• 33,293 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       

Click for Today's Governor Cuomo Video Message 

The Latest From Governor Cuomo...

"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
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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
• 32,947 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
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
• 32,874 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

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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
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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
• 32,601 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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