Suffolk County reported the following information related to COVID-19 on August 18, 2022.
COVID-19 Case Tracker- August 17, 2022
- 5,135 COVID-19 PCR tests were received.
- 8,084,951 total tests have been administered since March 2020.
- 475 new first-time cases were reported. (Please refer to notes at bottom of the NYSDOH COVID page for further explanation.)
- 32.1 cases per 100k; 28.4 on a 7-day average (includes reported PCR and antigen tests)
- 498,158 unique cases have been reported since March 2020.
- 7.1% tested positive in Suffolk County; 7.4% positive on a 7-day average.
- 7.6% tested positive on Long Island; 8.2% positive on a 7-day average.
- 7.5 reinfection rate per 100,000 on Long Island, as reported August 16, 2022.
- COVID-19 LOCAL CASE TRACKER https://gisapps.suffolkcountyny.gov/covid19dashboards/
* 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 as of 8/17/22
HOSPITALS ARE NO LONGER REPORTING DATA TO NYSDOH ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS.
Hospitalization Summary for Suffolk County – August 17, 2022
- 211 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 2 in 24 hours.
- 52% were hospitalized due to COVID-19 or complications of COVID-19
- 31 were new admissions since in 24 hours..
- 13 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), no change since the last report.
- 4 patients were in the ICU and intubated.
- 37 were discharged.
- 2,838 staffed hospital beds, 669 available, 24%
- 422 ICU beds, 162 available, 38%
COVID-19 Vaccination Information
As of June 24, 2022, this section will be updated weekly to align with NYSDOH and CDC’s schedule. Last updated August 12, 2022.
- 1,121,409 people are fully vaccinated.
- 77.2% percent of the total population is fully vaccinated.
- 28.6.% of the population ages 5-11 has completed the vaccine series.
- 64.9% of the population ages 12-17 has completed the vaccine series.
- 88.2% of the population ages 18 and older is fully vaccinated.
- 50.7% of the fully vaccinated population ages 18 and older has had a first booster dose.
- 49.0% of the fully vaccinated 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
New York State Links
Children and COVID-19
CDC COVID Data Tracker
Rates of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 hospitalizations by vaccination status
Therapeutics Treatment Locations
COVID-19 Local Guidance
For additional information or explanation of data, click on the links provided in throughout this page.