After a one-day plunge, COVID-19 surges again in Sachem-area neighborhoods

HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — After a one-day plunge, COVID-19 positives surged again in the greater Sachem area. Nearly every Sachem-area neighborhood experienced an increase, some by double digits, with the largest increases in Centereach, Holbrook, and Holtsville. However, as the daily positives rose around greater Sachem, they dropped across Suffolk County. 

COVID-19 in Suffolk County

In Suffolk County on Saturday, 18,104 people took a COVID-19 test (down from 20,450 on Friday); 1,732 people tested positive (a positivity rate of 9.6%), down from 2,002 on Friday (9.8%); 81 were hospitalized (total 787); 15 people died; and 117 were discharged. Since March 22, 113,943 have tested positive (5.4%); 2,453 died, and 8,601 were discharged.

Suffolk County reported 21,552 positives during the past 12 days:

  • 1,732 on Saturday, Jan. 9
  • 2,002 on Friday, Jan. 8
  • 1,954 on Thursday, Jan. 7
  • 2,194 on Wednesday, Jan. 6 (Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 2,042 on Tuesday, Jan. 5 (Second-most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 1,554 on Monday, Jan. 4
  • 1,232 on Sunday, Jan. 3
  • 1,516 on Saturday, Jan. 2
  • 1,786 on Friday, Jan. 1
  • 1,874 on Thursday, Dec. 31
  • 2,016 on Wednesday, Dec. 30 (Third-most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 1,650 on Tuesday, Dec. 29

COVID-19 in New York State

Throughout New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said there were 15,355 positives, down from 16,943 the day prior, and 151 people died.

"New York state is now in a footrace between how fast the infection rate rises and how fast we can administer vaccines," Cuomo said. "With more U.K. strain cases being found across the country, it is even more important that New Yorkers continue to follow the guidelines and stay New York Tough - wear a mask, avoid gatherings and social distance."

COVID-19 in Sachem-area Neighborhoods

In local neighborhoods, 189 people tested positive on Saturday — up significantly from 106 on Friday — across greater Sachem, which comprises Farmingville, Holbrook, Holtsville, Lake Ronkonkoma, Centereach, Lake Grove, and Nesconset. The data is according to the Suffolk County Department of Health Services’ online case tracker.

Here is the neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown for new cases in the Sachem area on Saturday, Jan. 9, compared to the 10 most-recent days:

Farmingville

  • 21 on Jan. 9 (up 7)
  • 14 on Jan. 8
  • 18 on Jan. 7
  • 26 on Jan. 6 (Second-most cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 15 on Jan. 5 
  • 16 on Jan. 4
  • 6 on Jan. 3
  • 5 on Jan. 2
  • 6 on Jan. 1
  • 18 on Dec. 31
  • 19 on Dec. 30
  • Note: 32 on Dec. 14 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Holbrook


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  • 35 on Jan. 9 (up 22)
  • 13 on Jan. 8
  • 32 on Jan. 7
  • 34 on Jan. 6
  • 20 on Jan. 5
  • 32 on Jan. 4
  • 19 on Jan. 3
  • 23 on Jan. 2
  • 30 on Jan. 1
  • 36 on Dec. 31
  • 36 on Dec. 30
  • Note: 42 on Dec. 4 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Holtsville

  • 28 on Jan. 9 (up 16)
  • 12 on Jan. 8
  • 34 on Jan. 7
  • 28 on Jan. 6
  • 25 on Jan. 5
  • 34 on Jan. 4
  • 17 on Jan. 3
  • 18 on Jan. 2
  • 24 on Jan. 1
  • 34 on Dec. 31
  • 31 on Dec. 30
  • Note: 41 on Dec. 29 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Lake Ronkonkoma

  • 24 on Jan. 9 (up 3)
  • 21 on Jan. 8
  • 30 on Jan. 7
  • 32 on Jan. 6 (Tied for second-most cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 23 on Jan. 5
  • 21 on Jan. 4
  • 16 on Jan. 3
  • 26 on Jan. 2
  • 17 on Jan. 1
  • 22 on Dec. 31
  • 34 on Dec. 30 (Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)

Centereach *

  • 51 on Jan. 9 (up 31 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 20 on Jan. 8
  • 49 on Jan. 7 (Second-most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 27 on Jan. 6
  • 32 on Jan. 5
  • 39 on Jan. 4
  • 36 on Jan. 3
  • 30 on Jan. 2
  • 29 on Jan. 1
  • 41 on Dec. 31
  • 39 on Dec. 30

Lake Grove *

  • 7 on Jan. 9 (down 2)
  • 9 on Jan. 8
  • 21 on Jan. 7 (Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 15 on Jan.6
  • 9 on Jan. 5
  • 7 on Jan. 4
  • 7 on Jan. 3
  • 11 on Jan. 2
  • 7 on Jan. 1
  • 20 on Dec. 31 (Second-most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 10 on Dec. 30

Nesconset *

  • 23 on Jan. 9 (up 6 - Second-most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 17 on Jan. 8
  • 19 on Jan. 7
  • 14 on Jan. 6
  • 17 on Jan. 5
  • 12 on Jan. 4
  • 9 on Jan. 3
  • 13 on Jan. 2
  • 15 on Jan. 1
  • 13 on Dec. 31
  • 9 on Dec. 30
  • Note: 26 on Dec. 2 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Combined for the above Sachem-area communities *

  • 189 on Jan. 9 (up 83)
  • 106 on Jan. 8
  • 203 on Jan. 7
  • 176 on Jan. 6
  • 141 on Jan. 5
  • 161 on Jan. 4
  • 110 on Jan. 3
  • 126 on Jan. 2
  • 128 on Jan. 1
  • 184 on Dec. 31
  • 178 on Dec. 30

(*These counts include all of Centereach, Lake Grove and Nesconset, portions of which are in Sachem.)

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