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Covid-19 Case Update May 18, 2022

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 18, 2022. Last updated May 17, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

·        1,222,897 people have received at least one vaccine dose.

·        1,110,962 people are fully vaccinated.

·        76.2% percent of the total population is fully vaccinated.

·        80.5% of the population ages 5 and older is fully vaccinated.

·        95.0% of the population ages 18 and older has received at least one dose. (The percent of the population coverage metrics are capped at 95%.)

·        87.2% of the population ages 18 and older is fully vaccinated.

·        49.9% of the population ages 18 and older has had a first booster dose.

·        48.1% of the population ages 12 and older has had a first booster dose.

·        Demographics can be found on the NYSDOH vaccine tracker.

·        Vaccination rates by zip code.

·        Walk-in vaccination clinics are offering COVID vaccines to Suffolk County residents who are eligible. Appointments are recommended. Medical practitioners and EMS are on-site at all times to answer questions and tend to concerns. Click here for locations and times and parental consent forms. Answers to your vaccine questions can be found on this page, as well.

·        If you are confined to your home and wish to receive your COVID-19 vaccination, call 311. We will take your name and you will be called to schedule your free vaccination at home.

COVID-19 Community Level for Suffolk County is currently HIGH.
How CDC Measures the COVID-19 Community Levels

COVID-19 Case Tracker- May 17, 2022

·        7,528 COVID-19 PCR tests were administered.

·        7,602,010  total tests have been administered since March 2020.

·        870 new first-time cases were reported. (Please refer to notes at bottom of the NYSDOH COVID page for further explanation.)

·        9.5% reinfection rate per 100,000 on Long Island was reported for week ending May 10, 22.

·        58.7 cases per 100k; 57.2.on a 7-day average (includes reported PCR and antigen tests)

·        449,746 unique cases have been reported since March 2020.

·        *10.0 % tested positive in Suffolk County; 10.1% positive on a 7-day average.

·        10.8% tested positive on Long Island; 10.7% positive on a 7-day average.


* Important Note: As of Monday, April 4, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) no longer requires testing facilities that use COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to report negative results. As a result, New York State's percent positive metric will be computed using only lab-reported PCR results. Positive antigen tests will still be reported to New York State and reporting of new daily cases and cases per 100k will continue to include both PCR and antigen tests. Due to this change and other factors, including changes in testing practices, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.  

Fatalities, Suffolk County, May 17, 2022

·        1 fatality

·        4,411 fatalities since March 2020

Daily Hospitalization Summary for Suffolk County – May 17, 2022 

·        228 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 16 in 24 hours.

·        47% were hospitalized due to COVID-19 or complications of COVID-19

·        43 were new admissions

·        12 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),an increase of 2 in 24 hours..

·        5 patients were in the ICU and intubated.

·        27 were discharged since the last report.|

·        24,418 have been discharged since March 22, 2020. 

Hospital Capacity, Suffolk County

·        2,855  staffed hospital beds, 694 available, 24%

·        374 ICU beds, 100 available, 27%

New York State Links

·        New York State’s Approach to Isolation and Quarantine

·        New York State COVID-19 Breakthrough Data Report

·        COVID-19 Test Site Finder: Get Information on Coronavirus Testing Near You.

·        COVID-19 School Report Card

NYSDOH Pediatric Reports

·        Pediatric COVID-19 update: January 7, 2022

·        Pediatric COVID-19 update: January 14, 2022

·        Pediatric COVID-19 update: January 21, 2022

CDC COVID Data Tracker

Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations by vaccination status

Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics Treatment Locations

COVID-19 Local Guidance

·        Guidance for Schools and Isolation and Quarantine

·        COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Primary Care Providers, Pharmacies, and Nursing Homes


Categories: Health, COVID-19

Suffolk County Government

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100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

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