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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE - October 17, 2020, 4:30 p.m.

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

  • 972,144 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 12,149 tests        
  • 4.9 percent of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
  • 1.0 percent of those tested on Long Island in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19
  • 1.0  percent of those tested in Suffolk County in the last reported 24-hour period tested positive for COVID-19

Tested Positive for COVID-19

  • 47,941 total cases
  • 126 new cases

Antibody Testing

  • 278,110 total were tested for antibodies
  • 29,339 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies

Fatalities

  • 1 fatality
  • 2,018 total fatalities

Hospitalization numbers from October 16, 2020

  • 38 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
  • 7 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
  • 7 new admissions
  • 7 discharged
  • 5,979 discharged since March 22

Hospital Capacity

  • 2,995 hospital beds, 820 available, 28 percent
  • 379 ICU beds 94 available, 25 percent

Suffolk County Map of COVID-19 Cases click on “COVID-19 Case Tracker”

Suffolk County COVID-19 Guidance
Includes information on Isolation and Quarantine, FAQs Regarding School Reopening, 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 and more

New York State Contact Tracing information

New York Forward Reopening Guide

COVID-19 Guidance
Includes information on Isolation and Quarantine, FAQs Regarding School Reopening, 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.

NY Forward Statewide Guidelines

NEW YORK STATE COVID-19 TRAVEL ADVISORY

International Travel:
On September 28, 2020,  Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed an executive order reminding international travelers entering New York from Level 2 and 3 countries (countries the CDC identifies as high or moderate risk for transmission of COVID-19) to quarantine and fill out the NYS Department of Health traveler health form to further prevent the spread of COVID-19. New York State has since March 2020, required a mandatory quarantine for any traveler entering New York from a Level 2 or Level 3 country. Since the CDC has continued to roll back their screening measures at airports accepting international flights, this measure is necessary to link travelers to the Suffolk County Department of Health for contact tracing purposes. The New York State Commissioner of Health will expand his Emergency Health Order, which authorizes the imposition of civil penalties, if individuals refuse to fill out the required form.

Domestic Travel:
Beginning on June 25, 2020, persons traveling to New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from any state that has an infection rate above 10 per 100,000 on the seven-day rolling average or 10 percent of the total population positive on a seven-day rolling average are required to quarantine for 14-days. New York State requirements and a listing of states with significant rate of COVID-19 transmission can be found here.

The New York State Department of Health Traveler Health Form and Precautionary Quarantine Requirements can be found here.

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