Suffolk: Hospitalizations decrease again, available beds meet threshold for economic reopening

SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY ( / — Hospitalizations for COVID-19 are back down once again in Suffolk County. Meanwhile, the number of available hospital and ICU beds presently meets the state's threshold for an economic reopening.

At 3:30 p.m. today, Suffolk County officials provided the updated number of deaths, confirmed cases, testing, hospitalizations, and hospital capacity.


1,697 individuals have died.

17 new deaths were reported on May 14, down from the 26 reported the day prior.

Confirmed Cases

37,544 persons tested positive for COVID-19, up 239 new cases as of May 14. This number does not include positive antibody test results.

Tested Positive for Antibodies

7,160 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies, up 415 as of May 14.


124,052 COVID-19 tests have been administered, up 2,950 as of May 14.

30.3 percent of those tested were confirmed positive for COVID-19.

57,936 have been tested for antibodies, up from the 43,965 antibody tests reported on Sunday.

Hospitalizations, ICU patients and discharges

575 individuals were hospitalized, down 10 as of May 12.

183 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), down 31 as of May 12.

There were 28 new admissions and 39 discharges as of May 12. 4,362 patients have been discharged since March 22.

Hospital Beds

There are 2,969 hospital beds, of which 939 are available as of May 14. 31% of beds are available, meeting the state's reopening requirement for more than 30%.

There are 574 ICU beds, of which 193 are available. 34% of ICU beds are available, meeting the state's reopening requirement for more than 30%.

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