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Covid-19 Case Update December 17, 2020 4:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on December 17, 2020. Last updated December 16, 2020

Data is from December 16

COVID-19 Testing

  • 17,296 COVID-19 tests were administered
  • 1,726,868 total tests have been administered since March
  • 1,169 new cases were reported
  • 78,850 total cases have been reported since March
  • 4.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
  • 6.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.0% positive on a 7-day average
  • 6.8% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 6.6% positive on a 7-day average
    Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases: Click link and then on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Antibody Testing

  • 31,858 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
  • 304,518 in total have been tested for antibodies

Fatalities

  • 10 fatalities
  • 2,149 total fatalities

COVID-19 Hospitalizations data from December 16, 2020

  • 512 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 6 in 24 hours
  • 63 were new admissions
  • 82 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
  • 41 patients were in the ICU and intubated
  • 57 were discharged since the last report
  • 7,036 have been discharged since March 22

Hospital Capacity

  • 3,323 hospital beds, 944 available, 28 percent
  • 435 ICU beds, 107 available, 25 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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