SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continued to decline in Suffolk County, based on the latest data released today. 539 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 15 from yesterday.
Suffolk County officials provided the updated number of deaths, confirmed cases, testing, hospitalizations, and hospital capacity.
1,709 individuals have died.
12 new deaths were reported on May 15. 17 deaths were reported yesterday.
37,719 persons tested positive for COVID-19, up 149 new cases as of May 15. This number does not include positive antibody test results.
Tested Positive for Antibodies
8,101 individuals not previously tested for COVID-19 have tested positive for antibodies, up from 7,160 yesterday.
126,829 COVID-19 tests have been administered, an addition of 2,777 tests as of May 15.
18.2 percent of those tested were confirmed positive for COVID-19.
65,120 have been tested for antibodies, up from the 57,936 antibody tests reported yesterday.
Hospitalizations, ICU patients and discharges
539 individuals were hospitalized, a decrease of 15 from yesterday.
186 patients were in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), an increase of 1 from yesterday.
There were 36 new admissions and 40 discharges on May 14. 4,446 patients have been discharged since March 22.
There are 2,974 hospital beds, of which 914 are available as of May 15. This meets the state's reopening requirement for more than 30%.
There are 574 ICU beds, of which 205 are available. This meets the state's reopening requirement for more than 30%.