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Covid-19 Case Update January 17, 2021 5:15pm

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on January 17, 2021. Last updated January 16, 2020.
On January 16:
•        20,408 COVID-19 tests were administered
•        2,257,458 total tests have been administered since March
•        1,541 new cases were reported
•        125,925 total cases have been reported since March
•        5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
•        6.8% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 7.8% positive on a 7-day average
•        7.6% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 8.5% positive on a 7-day average
Antibody Testing
•    33,956  individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
•    317,928 total were tested for antibodies
•    17 fatalities
•    2,577 total fatalities
Hospitalization data from January 16, 2021
•    820 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 3 in 24 hours
•    91 were new admissions
•    139  patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 8  in 24 hours
•    84 patients were in the ICU and intubated
•    126 were discharged since the last report
•    9,248 discharged since March 22
Hospital Capacity
•    3,214 hospital beds, 705 available, 22%
•    430 ICU beds, 95 available, 22%
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


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