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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE - January 16, 2021, 3:30 p.m.

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on January 16, 2021. Last updated January 15, 2020.

On January 15:

  •         21,598 COVID-19 tests were administered
  •         2,237,050 total tests have been administered since March
  •         1,787 new cases were reported
  •         124,384 total cases have been reported since March
  •         5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
  •         7.6% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 8.1% positive on a 7-day average
  •         8.3% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.8% positive on a 7-day average
  •        COVID-19 CASE TRACKER Map

Antibody Testing

  • 33,844  individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
  • 317,382 total were tested for antibodies


  • 15 fatalities
  • 2,560 total fatalities

Hospitalization data from January 15, 2021

  • 823 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 2 in 24 hours
  • 100 were new admissions
  • 147  patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2  in 24 hours
  • 75 patients were in the ICU and intubated
  • 97 were discharged since the last report
  • 9,122 discharged since March 22

Hospital Capacity

  • 3,221 hospital beds, 691 available, 21%
  • 442 ICU beds, 90 available, 20%

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 4Higher 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

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

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

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901