After one-day increase, COVID-19 positives drop again in Suffolk County

HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — COVID-19 daily positives dropped slightly in Suffolk County, resuming the overall downward trend that began one week ago. However, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is concerned three new virus strains could cause daily positives to climb again.

COVID-19 in Suffolk County

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In Suffolk County on Thursday, 20,514 people took a COVID-19 test (up from 19,999 on Wednesday); 1,439 people tested positive (7.0%), down from 1,505 on Wednesday (7.5%); 85 were hospitalized (total 821); 19 people died; and 98 were discharged. Of a total 3,221 hospital beds, 681 (21%) are available. Since March 22, 132,748 have tested positive (5.7%); 2,661 died, and 9,635 were discharged.

Suffolk County reported the following positives for the past 10 days:

  • 1,439 on Thursday, Jan. 21
  • 1,505 on Wednesday, Jan. 20
  • 1,224 on Tuesday, Jan. 19
  • 1,293 on Monday, Jan. 18
  • 1,362 on Sunday, Jan. 17
  • 1,541 on Saturday, Jan. 16
  • 1,787 on Friday, Jan. 15
  • 2,181 on Thursday, Jan. 14 (Second-most on a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 1,587 on Wednesday, Jan. 13
  • 1,673 on Tuesday, Jan. 12
  • Note: 2,194 on Wednesday, Jan. 6 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

COVID-19 in New York State

Throughout New York state, Cuomo on Friday said there were 15,144 positives, up from 13,886 a day earlier, and 165 people died.

"We are in a war with COVID and as I've said time and again, winning this war will mean winning the footrace between how fast the infection rate goes up and how fast we can vaccinate New Yorkers," Cuomo said. "Positivity and hospitalizations are both down, which is good news, but it in no way means we're out of the woods."

Cuomo continued, "What's concerning now is the emergence of three new frightening strains of the virus which could send those numbers back in the other direction. As we have done throughout this crisis, we will continue to monitor these strains closely, follow the science, and continue our work to vaccinate New Yorkers as quickly and fairly as possible."

COVID-19 in Sachem-area Neighborhoods

Suffolk County's online COVID-19 Case Tracker has not loaded since Monday evening to provide the latest daily positives for each community. The following is from Monday evening's news update:

In local neighborhoods, 93 people tested positive on Sunday — down from 104 on Saturday — 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 Sunday, Jan. 17, compared to the 10 most-recent days:

Farmingville

  • 14 on Jan. 17 (down 5)
  • 19 on Jan. 16
  • 10 on Jan. 15
  • 30 on Jan 14
  • 14 on Jan. 13
  • 13 on Jan. 12
  • 22 on Jan. 11
  • 9 on Jan. 10
  • 21 on Jan. 9
  • 14 on Jan. 8
  • 18 on Jan. 7
  • 26 on Jan. 6
  • Note: 32 on Dec. 14 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Holbrook

  • 18 on Jan. 17 (up 4)
  • 14 on Jan. 16
  • 27 on Jan. 15
  • 21 on Jan. 14
  • 33 on Jan. 13
  • 21 on Jan. 12
  • 35 on Jan. 11
  • 7 on Jan. 10
  • 35 on Jan. 9
  • 13 on Jan. 8
  • 32 on Jan. 7
  • Note: 42 on Dec. 4 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Holtsville

  • 18 on Jan. 17 (up 6)
  • 12 on Jan. 16
  • 20 on Jan. 15
  • 19 on Jan. 14
  • 24 on Jan. 13
  • 13 on Jan. 12
  • 21 on Jan. 11
  • 22 on Jan. 10
  • 28 on Jan. 9
  • 12 on Jan. 8
  • 34 on Jan. 7
  • Note: 41 on Dec. 29 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Lake Ronkonkoma

  • 8 on Jan. 17 (down 5)
  • 13 on Jan. 16
  • 21 on Jan. 15
  • 22 on Jan. 14
  • 23 on Jan. 13
  • 11 on Jan. 12
  • 18 on Jan. 11
  • 15 on Jan. 10
  • 24 on Jan. 9
  • 21 on Jan. 8
  • 30 on Jan. 7
  • Note: 34 on Dec. 30 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Centereach *

  • 27 on Jan. 17 (down 3)
  • 30 on Jan. 16
  • 41 on Jan. 15
  • 41 on Jan. 14
  • 48 on Jan. 13
  • 39 on Jan. 12
  • 34 on Jan. 11
  • 35 on Jan. 10
  • 51 on Jan. 9 (Most on a single day since March 18, 2020)
  • 20 on Jan. 8
  • 49 on Jan. 7

Lake Grove *

  • 2 on Jan. 17 (down 2)
  • 4 on Jan. 16
  • 8 on Jan. 15
  • 8 on Jan. 14
  • 13 on Jan. 13
  • 8 on Jan. 12
  • 8 on Jan. 11
  • 7 on Jan. 10
  • 7 on Jan. 9
  • 9 on Jan. 8
  • 21 on Jan. 7 (Most on a single day since March 18, 2020)

Nesconset *

  • 6 on Jan. 17 (down 6)
  • 12 on Jan. 16
  • 11 on Jan. 15 
  • 8 on Jan. 14
  • 10 on Jan. 13
  • 10 on Jan. 12
  • 16 on Jan. 11
  • 10 on Jan. 10
  • 23 on Jan. 9
  • 17 on Jan. 8
  • 19 on Jan. 7
  • Note: 26 on Dec. 2 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Combined for the above Sachem-area communities *

  • 93 on Jan. 17 (down 11)
  • 104 on Jan. 16
  • 138 on Jan. 15
  • 149 on Jan. 14
  • 165 on Jan. 13
  • 115 on Jan. 12
  • 154 on Jan. 11
  • 105 on Jan. 10
  • 189 on Jan. 9
  • 106 on Jan. 8
  • 203 on Jan. 7

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

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