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Covid-19 Case Update May 16, 2021 6pm


 Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 16, 2021. Last updated May 15, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information - As of May 16, 2021  

  •         759,673 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 4,006
  •         51.3% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
  •         63.7% of the population ages 18+ has received at least one dose  
  •         620,477 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 4080
  •         41.8% percent of the total population of 1,481,093 have completed their vaccine series
  •         Demographics can be found on the NYSDOH vaccine tracker
  •         417,070 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 5/10-5/16.
  •         Walk-in vaccination clinics are offering vaccine to residents who are age 12+. No appointment is needed. Medical practitioners and EMS are on-site at all times to answer questions and tend to concerns. Click here for locations and times. 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 Viral Testing- On May 15, 2021

  • 10,948 COVID-19 tests were administered
  • 4,009,375 total tests have been administered since March 2020
  • 95 new cases were reported
  • 199,506 total cases have been reported since March 2020
  • 5.0% of those tested since March 2021 have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
  • 0.9% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 1.0% positive on a 7-day average
  • 0.9% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 1.0% positive on a 7-day average
  • COVID-19 CASE TRACKER Map, Suffolk County

Antibody Testing Suffolk County

  • 54,005 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
  • 373,076 total were tested for antibodies

Fatalities, Suffolk County

  •          2 fatalities
  • 3,381 total fatalities

Hospitalization, Suffolk County, data is from May 15, 2021

  • 127 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 7 in 24 hours

17 were new admissions

  • 28 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 in 24 hours
  • 14 patients were in the ICU and intubated
  • 9 were discharged since the last report
  • 14,407 have been discharged since March 22,2020

 Hospital Capacity, Suffolk County

  • 3,119 hospital beds, 942 available, 30%
  • 433 ICU beds, 140 available, 32%


 Current New York State Travel Advisory Information, updated April 10, 2021

New York State Contact Tracing information

New York State Early Warning Monitoring System Dashboard – Long Island

New York State COVID-19 School Reporting

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.

New York Forward

COVID-19 Guidance
Includes information on Isolation and Quarantine, FAQs Regarding School Reopening, Tips for Celebrations, 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




Categories: Health, COVID-19


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