COVID-19 positives and tests drop in Suffolk County, but infections rise in Farmingville

FARMINGVILLE, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — COVID-19 daily tests and infections dropped in Suffolk County as the positivity rate increased.

Meanwhile, the county’s COVID-19 Case Tracker resumed working on Tuesday, revealing Farmingville had the most new cases in the greater Sachem area.

COVID-19 in Suffolk County

In Suffolk County on Monday, 13,296 people took a COVID-19 test (down sharply from 17,867 on Sunday); 1,135 people tested positive (8.5%), down from 1,419 on Sunday (7.4%); 67 were hospitalized (total 808); 15 people died; and 49 were discharged. Of a total 3,232 hospital beds, 745 (23%) are available. Since March 22, 137,728 have tested positive (5.7%); 2,723 died, and 9,907 were discharged.

As of 11 a.m. Tuesday on Long Island, 229,520 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been received and 172,500 (75%) have been administered.

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

  • 1,135 on Monday, Jan. 25
  • 1,419 on Sunday, Jan. 24
  • 1,117 on Saturday, Jan. 23
  • 1,309 on Friday, Jan. 22
  • 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
  • Note: 2,181 on Thursday, Jan. 14 - Second-most on a single day since March 18, 2020
  • 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 on Tuesday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said there were 11,064 positives, down from 12,003 a day earlier, and 162 people died.

"We're charging ahead and making progress in the footrace between administering vaccinations and reducing the infection rate, but to ultimately be successful in winning this war, we need two things - greater supply of the vaccine and the continued buy-in of New Yorkers practicing safe behaviors," Cuomo said. "New York has already established one of the nation's most expansive vaccination operations and we are ready to administer more than 100,000 vaccinations a day, but we need more supply."

Cuomo added, "With competent leadership now in Washington, I believe the supply will increase, but in the meantime, it's all the more important for every New Yorker to do their part in reducing the spread. We've seen good news lately in the form of declining positivity rates and hospitalizations, but we know that weekend numbers can be erratic, so we cannot become complacent."

COVID-19 in Sachem-area Neighborhoods

Suffolk County's online COVID-19 Case Tracker finally loaded on Tuesday evening, making daily infections available for every hamlet in the county. The tracker had not been loading data for the past week.

In local neighborhoods, 93 people tested positive on Monday — down from 108 on Sunday — 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 Monday, Jan. 25, compared to the 14 most-recent days:


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Farmingville

  • 19 on Jan. 25 (up 15)
  • 4 on Jan. 24
  • 18 on Jan. 23
  • 11 on Jan. 22
  • 13 on Jan. 21
  • 21 on Jan. 20
  • 32 on Jan. 19
  • 15 on Jan. 18
  • 14 on Jan. 17
  • 19 on Jan. 16
  • 10 on Jan. 15
  • 30 on Jan 14
  • 14 on Jan. 13
  • 13 on Jan. 12
  • 22 on Jan. 11
  • Note: 32 on Dec. 14 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Holbrook

  • 11 on Jan. 25 (down 12)
  • 23 on Jan. 24
  • 33 on Jan. 23
  • 16 on Jan. 22
  • 24 on Jan. 21
  • 30 on Jan. 20
  • 29 on Jan. 19
  • 13 on Jan. 18
  • 18 on Jan. 17
  • 14 on Jan. 16
  • 27 on Jan. 15
  • 21 on Jan. 14
  • 33 on Jan. 13
  • 21 on Jan. 12
  • 35 on Jan. 11
  • Note: 42 on Dec. 4 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Holtsville

  • 9 on Jan. 25 (down 9)
  • 18 on Jan. 24
  • 17 on Jan. 23
  • 13 on Jan. 22
  • 23 on Jan. 21
  • 20 on Jan. 20
  • 38 on Jan. 19
  • 10 on Jan. 18
  • 18 on Jan. 17
  • 12 on Jan. 16
  • 20 on Jan. 15
  • 19 on Jan. 14
  • 24 on Jan. 13
  • 13 on Jan. 12
  • 21 on Jan. 11
  • Note: 41 on Dec. 29 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Lake Ronkonkoma

  • 13 on Jan. 25 (down 7)
  • 20 on Jan. 24
  • 12 on Jan. 23
  • 12 on Jan. 22
  • 15 on Jan. 21
  • 7 on Jan. 20
  • 21 on Jan. 19
  • 16 on Jan. 18
  • 8 on Jan. 17
  • 13 on Jan. 16
  • 21 on Jan. 15
  • 22 on Jan. 14
  • 23 on Jan. 13
  • 11 on Jan. 12
  • 18 on Jan. 11
  • Note: 34 on Dec. 30 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Centereach *

  • 30 on Jan. 25 (same)
  • 30 on Jan. 24
  • 28 on Jan. 23
  • 21 on Jan. 22
  • 32 on Jan. 21
  • 38 on Jan. 20
  • 32 on Jan. 19
  • 18 on Jan. 18
  • 27 on Jan. 17
  • 30 on Jan. 16
  • 41 on Jan. 15
  • 41 on Jan. 14
  • 48 on Jan. 13
  • 39 on Jan. 12
  • 34 on Jan. 11
  • Note: 51 on Jan. 9 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Lake Grove *

  • 2 on Jan. 25 (down 4)
  • 6 on Jan. 24
  • 14 on Jan. 23
  • 4 on Jan. 22
  • 9 on Jan. 21
  • 12 on Jan. 20
  • 4 on Jan. 19
  • 7 on Jan. 18
  • 2 on Jan. 17
  • 4 on Jan. 16
  • 8 on Jan. 15
  • 8 on Jan. 14
  • 13 on Jan. 13
  • 8 on Jan. 12
  • 8 on Jan. 11
  • Note: 21 on Jan. 7 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Nesconset *

  • 9 on Jan. 25 (up 2)
  • 7 on Jan. 24
  • 11 on Jan. 23
  • 12 on Jan. 22
  • 11 on Jan. 21
  • 11 on Jan. 20
  • 20 on Jan. 19
  • 5 on Jan. 18
  • 6 on Jan. 17
  • 12 on Jan. 16
  • 11 on Jan. 15 
  • 8 on Jan. 14
  • 10 on Jan. 13
  • 10 on Jan. 12
  • 16 on Jan. 11
  • Note: 26 on Dec. 2 - Most on a single day since March 18, 2020

Combined for the above Sachem-area communities *

  • 93 on Jan. 25
  • 108 on Jan. 24
  • 133 on Jan. 23
  • 89 on Jan. 22
  • 127 on Jan. 21
  • 139 on Jan. 20
  • 176 on Jan. 19
  • 84 on Jan. 18
  • 93 on Jan. 17
  • 104 on Jan. 16
  • 138 on Jan. 15
  • 149 on Jan. 14
  • 165 on Jan. 13
  • 115 on Jan. 12
  • 154 on Jan. 11

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

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