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Covid-19 Case Update August 5, 2022

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on August 5, 2022.


COVID-19 Case Tracker- August 4, 2022

  • 5,361 COVID-19 PCR tests were received.
  • 8,024,305 total tests have been administered since March 2020.
  • 579 new first-time cases were reported. (Please refer to notes at bottom of the NYSDOH COVID page for further explanation.)
  • 39.1 cases per 100k; 35.5 on a 7-day average (includes reported PCR and antigen tests)
  • 492,530 unique cases have been reported since March 2020.
  • 6.1% tested positive in Suffolk County; 9.0% positive on a 7-day average.
  • 10.2% tested positive on Long Island; 9.6% positive on a 7-day average.
  • 9.2 reinfection rate per 100,000 on Long Island, as reported August 3, 2022.

* 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

  • 2 fatalities
  • 4,524 fatalities since March 2020


Hospitalization Summary for Suffolk County – August 4, 2022

  • 222 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 11 since the last report. 
  • 46% were hospitalized due to COVID-19 or complications of COVID-19
  • 38 were new admissions in 24 hours.
  • 24 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 3 since the last report.
  • 8  patients were in the ICU and intubated.
  • 28 were discharged.

Hospital Capacity

  • 2,852 staffed hospital beds, 705 available, 25%
  • 420 ICU beds, 151 available, 36%

COVID-19 Vaccination Information  
As of June 24, 2022, this section will be updated weekly to align with NYSDOH and CDC’s schedule. Last updated July 27, 2022.

  • 1,119,633 people are fully vaccinated.
  • 77.1% percent of the total population is fully vaccinated.
  • 28.4.% of the population ages 5-11 has completed the vaccine series.
  • 64.7% of the population ages 12-17 has completed the vaccine series.
  • 88.1% of the population ages 18 and older is fully vaccinated.
  • 50.7% of the fully vaccinated population ages 18 and older has had a first booster dose.
  • 48.9% of the fully vaccinated 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

New York State Links

Children and COVID-19

CDC COVID Data Tracker

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

Therapeutics Treatment Locations

COVID-19 Local Guidance

For additional information or explanation of data, click on the links provided in throughout this page.


Categories: Health, COVID-19

Suffolk County Government

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P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

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