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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE - December 24, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on December 24, 2020. Last updated December 23, 2020

Data is from December 23

COVID-19 Testing

  • 18,660 COVID-19 tests were administered
  • 1,837,328 total tests have been administered since March
  • 1,330 new cases were reported
  • 86,715 total cases have been reported since March
  • 4.7% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
  • 6.5% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 6.4% positive on a 7-day average
  • 7.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 7.1% positive on a 7-day average
    Suffolk County COVID-19 Case Tracker: Here you’ll find local map and charts

Antibody Testing

  • 32,177 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
  • 307,214 in total have been tested for antibodies


  • 15 fatalities
  • 2,226 total fatalities

COVID-19 Hospitalizations data from December 23, 2020

  • 597  individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 8 in 24 hours
  • 66 were new admissions
  • 91 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 1 in 24 hours
  • 45 patients were in the ICU and intubated
  • 60 were discharged since the last report
  • 7,383 have been discharged since March 22

Hospital Capacity

  • 3,207 hospital beds, 741 available, 23 percent
  • 438 ICU beds, 93 available, 21 percent

Daily Hospitalizations Summary – Long Island

COVID Micro-Clusters - New rules and restrictions directly target areas with the highest transmission of COVID-19 cases & surrounding communities

New York COVID-19 Vaccine information: Get the Facts

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 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

COVID-19 Guidance
Includes information about Isolation and Quarantine, Celebrations, and Guidance for Employers and Schools

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.

Categories: Health, COVID-19


Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901