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COVID-19 CASE UPDATE - May 20, 2022

Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on May 20 2022. Last updated May 19, 2022

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

·        1,223,255 people have received at least one vaccine dose, an increase of 358

·        1,111,268 people are fully vaccinated, an increase of 154

·        76.2% percent of the total population is fully vaccinated.

·        80.6% of the population ages 5 and older is fully vaccinated.

·        95.0% of the population ages 18 and older has received at least one dose. (The percent of the population coverage metrics are capped at 95%.)

·        87.3% of the population ages 18 and older is fully vaccinated.

·        50.0% of the population ages 18 and older has had a first booster dose.

·        48.1% of the population ages 12 and older has had a first booster dose.

·        Demographics can be found on the NYSDOH vaccine tracker.

·        Vaccination rates by zip code.

·        Walk-in vaccination clinics are offering COVID vaccines to Suffolk County residents who are eligible. Appointments are recommended. Medical practitioners and EMS are on-site at all times to answer questions and tend to concerns. Click here for locations and times and parental consent forms. Answers to your vaccine questions can be found on this page, as well.

·        If you are confined to your home and wish to receive your COVID-19 vaccination, call 311. We will take your name and you will be called to schedule your free vaccination at home.

COVID-19 Community Level for Suffolk County is currently HIGH.
How CDC Measures the COVID-19 Community Levels

COVID-19 Case Tracker- May 19, 2022

·        8,132 COVID-19 PCR tests were administered.

·        7,618,742 total tests have been administered since March 2020.

·        1,039 new first-time cases were reported. (Please refer to notes at bottom of the NYSDOH COVID page for further explanation.)

·        9.5% reinfection rate per 100,000 on Long Island was reported for week ending May 18, 2022.

·       70.2 cases per 100k; 67.7 on a 7-day average (includes reported PCR and antigen tests)

·        451,760 unique cases have been reported since March 2020.

·        *11.9 % tested positive in Suffolk County; 10.4% positive on a 7-day average.

·        12.6% tested positive on Long Island; 11.1% positive on a 7-day average.


* Important Note: As of Monday, April 4, the federal Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) no longer requires testing facilities that use COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to report negative results. As a result, New York State's percent positive metric will be computed using only lab-reported PCR results. Positive antigen tests will still be reported to New York State and reporting of new daily cases and cases per 100k will continue to include both PCR and antigen tests. Due to this change and other factors, including changes in testing practices, the most reliable metric to measure virus impact on a community is the case per 100,000 data -- not percent positivity.  

Fatalities, Suffolk County, May 19, 2022

·        3 fatality

·        4,415 fatalities since March 2020

Daily Hospitalization Summary for Suffolk County – May 19, 2022 

·        222 individuals were hospitalized, an increase of 8 in 24 hours.

·        48% were hospitalized due to COVID-19 or complications of COVID-19

·        35 were new admissions

·        14 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU),no change in 24 hours..

·        4 patients were in the ICU and intubated.

·        28 were discharged since the last report.|

·        24,496 have been discharged since March 22, 2020. 

Hospital Capacity, Suffolk County

·        2,832  staffed hospital beds, 762 available, 27%

·        374 ICU beds, 114 available, 30%

New York State Links

·        New York State’s Approach to Isolation and Quarantine

·        New York State COVID-19 Breakthrough Data Report

·        COVID-19 Test Site Finder: Get Information on Coronavirus Testing Near You.

·        COVID-19 School Report Card

NYSDOH Pediatric Reports

·        Pediatric COVID-19 update: January 7, 2022

·        Pediatric COVID-19 update: January 14, 2022

·        Pediatric COVID-19 update: January 21, 2022

CDC COVID Data Tracker

Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations by vaccination status

Monoclonal Antibody Therapeutics Treatment Locations

COVID-19 Local Guidance

·        Guidance for Schools and Isolation and Quarantine

·        COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance for Primary Care Providers, Pharmacies, and Nursing Home

Categories: Health, COVID-19


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