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Covid-19 Case Update December 16, 2020 4:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on December 16, 2020. Last updated December 15, 2020
Data is from December 15
COVID-19 Testing 
•    12,860 COVID-19 tests were administered
•    1,709,572 total tests have been administered since March
•    1,056 new cases were reported
•    77,681 total cases have been reported since March
•    4.5% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
•    7.2% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 5.9% positive on a 7-day average
•    8.2% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 6.5% positive on a 7-day average
Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click link and then on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”
Antibody Testing
•    31,802 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
•    304,047 in total have been tested for antibodies
Fatalities
•    7 fatalities
•    2,139 total fatalities
COVID-19 Hospitalizations data from December 15, 2020
•    506 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 19 in 24 hours
•    70 were new admissions
•    83 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 5 in 24 hours
•    39 patients were in the ICU and intubated
•    57 were discharged since the last report
•    6,979 have been discharged since March 22
Hospital Capacity
•    3,341 hospital beds, 858 available, 26 percent
•    421 ICU beds, 112 available, 27 percent
COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities
New York State Contact Tracing information
New York Forward Reopening Guide
•    Phase 1 – Construction: Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting; Retail Trade; Manufacturing; Wholesale Trade; Higher Education, Research
•    Phase 2 – Offices; Real Estate; Essential & Phase II In-Store Retail; Vehicle Sales, Leases & Rentals; Retail Rental, Repair & Cleaning; Commercial Building Management: Hair Salons and Barbershops; Outdoor & Take-Out/Delivery Food Services
•    Phase 3 – Food Services; Personal Care
•    Phase 4–Higher Education; Pre-K to Grade 12 Schools; Low-Risk Outdoor Arts & Entertainment; Low Risk Indoor Arts & Entertainment; Media Production; Professional Sports Competitions with No Fans; Malls; Gyms and Fitness Centers; Gaming Facilities; Movie Theatres; Ski Facilities
Complaints about Noncompliance with Covid-19 Guidelines
•    Report Unsafe Business Practices here.
•    To report an in-progress noncompliant event that requires immediate response by law enforcement, call 631-852-COPS.
COVID-19 Guidance
Includes information on Isolation and Quarantine, FAQs Regarding School Reopening, NYS Travel Advisory, and Guidance for Employers
COVID-19 Resources and Services in Suffolk County
Includes information on viral and antibody testing, telemedicine, blood plasma donations, mental health resources, low income resources, support and relief programs, resources for families with children, and more.


 

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