Coronavirus in Suffolk today: Cases soar past 2,000 and deaths now at 20

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Three additional people have died from coronavirus in Suffolk County, bringing the number of deaths to 20. Meanwhile, the total number of cases has well surpassed 2,000.

The Suffolk County Department of Health Services released the latest number of deaths and confirmed cases this afternoon, March 25. The three deaths were people in their 70s and 80s with underlying health conditions in mandatory isolation at local hospitals. 

There are now 2,260 confirmed cases in the county, up 380 from the 1,880 cases reported yesterday afternoon. Of those cases, 206 are hospitalized, which is up 43 from yesterday. Among those presently hospitalized, 67 are in intensive care units.

As part of the afternoon update, the Department of Health Services released the township-by-township breakdown of confirmed cases. The breakdown comprises information from the records available to Suffolk County at this time, the county's announcement stated. The Sachem area includes portions of Brookhaven, Islip and Smithtown townships. 

• Islip - 461

• Huntington - 423

• Babylon - 306

• Brookhaven - 330

• Southold - 111

• Smithtown - 130

• Riverhead - 47

• Southampton - 40

• East Hampton - 13

• Shelter Island - 2

• Township not available - 182

Suffolk County Legislator Anthony A. Piccirillo (8th District) released the number of cases in each hamlet within his district, which includes all or portions of Bayport, Blue Point, Bohemia, Holbrook, Holtsville, Medford, Ronkonkoma, Sayville, West Sayville and Oakdale.

The drive-thru testing center at Stony Brook University is in the South Parking Lot. Testing is open for Suffolk County residents by appointments only if they have symptoms or may have come in contact with someone who tested positive. To schedule an appointment, call the New York State Department of Health at 888-364-3065. A healthcare professional will determine if testing is needed and, if so, an appointment will be scheduled.

Coronavirus testing center at Stony Brook University

Coronavirus testing center at Stony Brook University

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