Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 23, 2022. Last updated May 22, 2022
COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- 1,111,698 people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 111.
- 76.3% percent of the total population is fully vaccinated.
- 80.6% of the population ages 5 and older is fully vaccinated.
- 95.0% of the population ages 18 and older has received at least one dose. (The percent of the population coverage metrics are capped at 95%.)
- 87.3% of the population ages 18 and older is fully vaccinated.
- 50.0% of the fully vaccinated population ages 18 and older has had a first booster dose.
- 48.2% of the fully vaccinated population ages 12 and older has had a first booster dose.
- Demographics can be found on the NYSDOH vaccine tracker.
- Vaccination rates by zip code.
- Walk-in vaccination clinics are offering COVID vaccines to Suffolk County residents who are eligible. Appointments are recommended. Medical practitioners and EMS are on-site at all times to answer questions and tend to concerns. Click here for locations and times and parental consent forms. 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 Community Level for Suffolk County is currently HIGH.
How CDC Measures the COVID-19 Community Levels
COVID-19 Case Tracker- May 22, 2022
- 5,019 COVID-19 PCR tests were administered.
- 7,638,829 total tests have been administered since March 2020.
- 592 new first-time cases were reported. (Please refer to notes at bottom of the NYSDOH COVID page for further explanation.)
- 40.0 cases per 100k; 55.3 on a 7-day average (includes reported PCR and antigen tests)
- 453,999 unique cases have been reported since March 2020.
- *10.8% tested positive in Suffolk County; 10.0% positive on a 7-day average.
- 11.2% tested positive on Long Island; 10.5% positive on a 7-day average.
- 9.5% reinfection rate per 100,000 on Long Island was reported for week ending May 18, 2022.
- COVID-19 LOCAL CASE TRACKER https://gisapps.suffolkcountyny.gov/covid19dashboards/
* Important Note: As of Monday, April 4, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) no longer requires testing facilities that use COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to report negative results. As a result, New York State's percent positive metric will be computed using only lab-reported PCR results. Positive antigen tests will still be reported to New York State and reporting of new daily cases and cases per 100k will continue to include both PCR and antigen tests. Due to this change and other factors, including changes in testing practices, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.
Fatalities, Suffolk County, May 22, 2022
Daily Hospitalization Summary for Suffolk County – May 22, 2022
- 226 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 10 in 24 hours.
- 52% were hospitalized due to COVID-19 or complications of COVID-19
- 33 were new admissions
- 16 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 4 in 24 hours..
- 6 patients were in the ICU and intubated.
- 26 were discharged since the last report.
- 24,599 have been discharged since March 22, 2020.
Hospital Capacity, Suffolk County
- 2,818 staffed hospital beds, 842 available, 30%
- 374 ICU beds, 115 available, 31%
New York State Links
NYSDOH Pediatric Reports
CDC COVID Data Tracker
Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations by vaccination status
Therapeutics Treatment Locations
COVID-19 Local Guidance