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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE - March 3, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on March 3, 2021. Last updated March 2, 2020.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information -  As of March 2, 2021 

Suffolk County

  •          226,566 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 5,449
  •          15,3% of the total population of 1,481,093 has received at least one dose
  •          122,405 people have completed their vaccine series, an increase of 2,420
  •          Demographics can be found on the NYSDOH vaccine tracker

New York State and Long Island

  • 393,530 was the weekly allocation of COVID-19 vaccine first doses fully delivered to New York providers during the week 2/22 -2/28.
  • 426,000 first doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 88% were administered
  • 691,660 first and second doses have been received by vaccine providers on Long Island; 85% were administered
  • Note: Suffolk County comprises 52% of the Long Island region’s population of 2,839,436 and 7.6% of New York State’s population of approximately 19.4 million.

           Suffolk County COVID-19 Vaccination Center: Questions and Answers about COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Viral Testing- On March 2:

  • 13,830 COVID-19 tests were administered
  • 2,950,747  total tests have been administered since March
  • 569 new cases were reported
  • 163,885  total cases have been reported since March
  • 5.6% of those tested since March have been confirmed positive for COVID-19
  • 4.1% tested positive in Suffolk County yesterday; 4.1% positive on a 7-day average
  • 4.4% tested positive on Long Island yesterday; 4.2% positive on a 7-day average
  • COVID-19 CASE TRACKER Map, Suffolk County

Antibody Testing Suffolk County

  • 40,595 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies
  • 344,246 total were tested for antibodies

Fatalities, Suffolk County

  • 7 fatalities
  • 3,102 total fatalities

Hospitalization, Suffolk County, data from March 2, 2021

  • 425 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 5 in 24 hours
  • 45  were new admissions
  • 95 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), a decrease of 2 in 24 hours
  • 64 patients were in the ICU and intubated
  • 49 were discharged since the last report
  • 11,898 have been discharged since March 22

Hospital Capacity, Suffolk County

  • 3,195 hospital beds, 759 available, 24%
  • 443 ICU beds, 125 available, 28%

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

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

  • 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, Tips for Celebrations, 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