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Covid-19 Case Update December 31, 2020 4:30pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on December 31, 2020. Last updated December 30, 2020


Data is from December 30

COVID-19 Testing

  • 19,194 COVID-19 tests were administered
  • 1,942,680 total tests have been administered since March
  • 2,016 new cases were reported
  • 96,057 total cases have been reported since March
  • 4.9% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
  • 9.7 tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 8.0% positive on a 7-day average
  • 10.5% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.9% positive on a 7-day average
  • Suffolk County COVID-19 Case Tracker: Here you’ll find local map and charts. Note: If link doesn’t work, visit and click on COVID-19 Case Tracker

Antibody Testing

  • 32,519 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 tested positive for antibodies
  • 309,598 in total have been tested for antibodies


  • 13 fatalities
  • 2,299 total fatalities

COVID-19 Hospitalizations data from December 30, 2020

  • 733 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 33 in 24 hours
  • 79 were new admissions
  • 106 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 9 in 24 hours
  • 56 patients were in the ICU and intubated
  • 46 were discharged since the last report
  • 7,767 have been discharged since March 22

Hospital Capacity

  • 3,237 hospital beds, 675 available, 21 percent
  • 430 ICU beds, 109 available, 25 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 on Isolation and Quarantine, FAQs Regarding School Reopening, NYS Travel Advisory, 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.



Categories: Health, COVID-19


Suffolk County Government

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

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