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COVID-19 update 11-20-23

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on November 15, 2023

According to CDC, hospital admission rates and the percentage of COVID-19 deaths among all deaths are now the primary surveillance metrics.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for the week ending November 11, 2023

  • New hospital admissions of confirmed COVID-19 patients: 172
  • Percent change of hospital admissions from prior week: -11.3%
  • Hospital admissions per 100k in the past week: 6.1
  • COVID-19 hospital admissions level: LOW

Daily Hospitalization Summary for Suffolk County – From November 17, 2023

  • 67 individuals were hospitalized
  • 48% were hospitalized due to COVID-19 or complications of COVID-19.
  • 10 were new admissions since the last report.
  • 13 were discharged since the last report.
  • 10 patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).


Fatalities 11/17/23

  • 5,105 fatalities since March 2020
  • An increase of 3 since last report

COVID-19 Case Tracker – November 17, 2023

Note: As of May 11, 2023, COVID-19 Community Levels (CCLs) and COVID-19 Community Transmission Levels are no longer calculatable, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

* As of 4/4/22, HHS no longer requires entities conducting COVID testing to report negative or indeterminate antigen test results. This may impact the number and interpretation of total test results reported to the state and also impacts calculation of test percent positivity. Because of this, as of 4/5/22, test percent positivity is calculated using PCR tests only. Reporting of total new daily cases (positive results) and cases per 100k will continue to include PCR and antigen tests.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Last updated 5/12/23

Vaccination Clinics

As of September 12, 2023, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services is not authorized to offer COVID-19 vaccines to ALL Suffolk County residents.

The department will offer the updated vaccine to only uninsured and underinsured patients through New York State's Vaccines for Children program and Vaccines for Adults program, also known as the Bridge Access Program.

Those with insurance that covers the COVID-19 vaccine are encouraged to receive their vaccines at their local pharmacies, health care providers offices, or local federally qualified health centers.

The department has ordered the updated COVID-19 vaccine and will announce when the vaccine becomes available.


New York State Links

CDC COVID Data Tracker Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations by vaccination status

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

Categories: Health, COVID-19

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