COVID-19 positives tick up in Suffolk, Drop sharply in most Sachem-area neighborhoods

HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — COVID-19 daily positives ticked up slightly across Suffolk County on Tuesday, but dropped sharply in the greater Sachem area just one day after a brief surge.

COVID-19 in Suffolk County

In Suffolk County on Tuesday, 17,104 people took a COVID-19 test (down from 17,303 on Monday); 1,673 people tested positive (a positivity rate of 9.8%), up slightly from 1,667 on Monday (9.6%); 104 were hospitalized (total 853); 15 people died; and 100 were discharged. Since March 22, 118,829 have tested positive (5.5%); 2,502 died, and 8,838 were discharged.

Suffolk County reported 26,483 positives during the past 14 days:

  • 1,673 on Tuesday, Jan. 12
  • 1,667 on Monday, Jan. 11
  • 1,546 on Sunday, Jan. 10
  • 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 Wednesday said there were 14,577 positives, down from 15,214 a day earlier, and 165 people died.

"We're dealing with high numbers of COVID cases across the state as we move through the dark days of winter, and although I understand COVID fatigue has set in, we need New Yorkers to remember that we aren't out of the woods yet," Cuomo said. "The vaccine is the weapon that ends the war, but we're locked in a footrace between its quick distribution and the spread of new cases."

Cuomo added, "New Yorkers can get through this together, but it will require a willingness to take precautions not just for themselves, but for others. Wash your hands, wear a mask, and stay socially distanced. New York State is working to expand testing capacity and hospital capacity, but it will take all of us to get to the light at the end of the tunnel."

COVID-19 in Sachem-area Neighborhoods

In local neighborhoods, 115 people tested positive on Tuesday — down significantly from 154 on Monday — 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 Tuesday, Jan. 12, compared to the 10 most-recent days:

Farmingville

  • 13 on Jan. 12 (down 9)
  • 22 on Jan. 11
  • 9 on Jan. 10
  • 21 on Jan. 9
  • 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
  • Note: 32 on Dec. 14 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

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Holbrook

  • 21 on Jan. 12 (down 14)
  • 35 on Jan. 11
  • 7 on Jan. 10
  • 35 on Jan. 9
  • 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
  • Note: 42 on Dec. 4 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Holtsville

  • 13 on Jan. 12 (down 8)
  • 21 on Jan. 11
  • 22 on Jan. 10
  • 28 on Jan. 9
  • 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
  • Note: 41 on Dec. 29 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Lake Ronkonkoma

  • 11 on Jan. 12 (down 7)
  • 18 on Jan. 11
  • 15 on Jan. 10
  • 24 on Jan. 9
  • 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
  • Note: 34 on Dec. 30 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Centereach *

  • 39 on Jan. 12 (up 5)
  • 34 on Jan. 11
  • 35 on Jan. 10
  • 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

Lake Grove *

  • 8 on Jan. 12 (unchanged)
  • 8 on Jan. 11
  • 7 on Jan. 10
  • 7 on Jan. 9
  • 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
  • Note: 20 on Dec. 31 - Second-most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Nesconset *

  • 10 on Jan. 12 (down 6)
  • 16 on Jan. 11
  • 10 on Jan. 10
  • 23 on Jan. 9 (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
  • Note: 26 on Dec. 2 - Most new cases in a single day since March 18, 2020

Combined for the above Sachem-area communities *

  • 115 on Jan. 12 (down 39)
  • 154 on Jan. 11
  • 105 on Jan. 10
  • 189 on Jan. 9
  • 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

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

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