COVID-19: Long Island Sees Further Increases in Infection Rate and Case Count; Last ventilation

As the holidays approach, Long Island continues to see an increase in new COVID-19 infections as the region and state both saw the infection rate soar more than 3.20% after hitting a plateau in early 2022.

Long Island’s seven-day average positive COVID-19 infection rate rose nearly 0.20 points, to 3.31% of those tested on Tuesday, April 5, though it remains one lowest rates of New York’s 10 regions.

Statewide, the positivity rate is also up, up to 3.22% on April 5 after hovering below 2% for several weeks, according to the latest update from the Department of Health. ‘State.

Six new virus-related deaths have been reported in New York, according to the Department of Health, including one in Nassau, bringing the death toll to 3,824 since the start of the pandemic. The number of deaths remained stable in Suffolk at 4,367.

Seven-day average infection rate across the state’s 10 regions according to the latest update from the Department of Health on Wednesday, April 6:

  • Central New York: 9.34% (up 0.66%);
  • Finger Lakes: 5.16% (up 0.49%);
  • Western New York: 4.67% (up 0.46%);
  • Mohawk Valley: 4.60% (up 0.34%);
  • North Country: 4.56% (up 0.01%);
  • Southern half: 4.50% (up 0.57%);
  • Capital Region: 4.20% (up 0.23%);
  • Mid-Hudson: 3.61% (up 0.23%);
  • Long Island: 3.31% (up 0.18%);
  • New York: 2.34% (up 0.08%).

The number of new reported cases is also slightly increasing. Seven-day average of new cases per 100,000 population in each region:

  • Central New York: 44.60 new cases (compared to 42.50 the day before);
  • South landing: 25.79 new cases (against 23.65 the day before);
  • Mohawk Valley: 24.23 new cases (vs. 23.40 the day before);
  • North Country: 20.39 new cases (vs. 21.55 the day before);
  • Finger Lakes: 18.64 new cases (compared to 17.36 the day before);
  • New York: 17.97 new cases (compared to 17.37 the day before);
  • Mid-Hudson: 17.60 new cases (compared to 16.26 the day before);
  • Capital region: 15.05 new cases (compared to 14.52 the day before);
  • Long Island: 14.74 new cases (against 14.14 the day before);
  • Western New York: 13.61 new cases (compared to 12.83 the previous day).

The latest breakdown of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk County, according to. to the Ministry of Health from April 6:

  • Brookhaven: 131,869;
  • Islip: 103,627;
  • Babylon: 63,373;
  • Huntington: 51,012;
  • Smithtown: 31,879;
  • Southampton: 13,431;
  • Riverhead: 8,221;
  • East Hampton: 4,676;
  • Southold: 3,641;
  • Shelter Island: 149.

According to the latest county health department data, most cases, by community, in Nassau are reported in:

  • Hempstead: 3,942;
  • Levittown: 3,876;
  • Freeport: 3,469;
  • Valley Stream: 3,311;
  • Hickville: 3,292;
  • Prairie East: 2,975;
  • Elmont: 2,631;
  • Ocean side: 2,446;
  • Glen Cove: 2,411;
  • Uniondale: 2,372;
  • Franklin Square: 2,219;
  • Long Range: 2184;
  • Baudouin: 2,022.

Nineteen new COVID-19 patients were admitted from New York hospitals in the past 24 hours as the number of people being treated for the virus rose to 904 statewide.

The number of hospitalized patients in New York has now been stable at less than 1,000 for nearly three weeks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 95% of New Yorkers over the age of 18 have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 86.2% are fully vaccinated.

The CDC said 89.7% of all New Yorkers have received at least one dose, with 76.3% completing the vaccination process.

As of April 6, 2,196,011 (480 new) first doses have been administered to Long Island residents, while 1,956,080 (405 new) have completed the process, both among the highest rates in the state.

On Long Island, there have also been a total of 1,163,848 booster shots given, including 4,008 in the past 24 hours and 22,412 in the previous seven days.

“As we approach the spring break of Easter and Passover, it is important that we all do what we can to protect our families and reduce the spread of COVID-19,” said New York Governor Kathy Hochul.

“Make sure all eligible family members are vaccinated and boosted. If you attend family gatherings or travel, get tested before and after. And if you test positive, talk to a doctor about available treatments. ”

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