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The town will declare the first Monday of March each year as “COVID-19 Victims and Survivors Memorial Day,” Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said. Full story.
the good news about the declining positive test results was tempered with news of the first case of the South African variant of the virus that causes COVID-10 in a resident of New York State, a resident of Nassau County. Full story.
Tanger Factory Outlets, a mainstay of Riverhead’s Route 58 commercial corridor since the mid-1990s, was hurt by pandemic shutdowns and tenant bankruptcies last year, but business is stabilizing and improving, company executives said this week. Full story.
Doctors in New York and five other states are urging the Biden Administration and state governments to distribute COVID-19 vaccines to community-based... Full story.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo decried "misinformation, disinformation and conspiracy theories" he said filled the "void" left by the administration's failure to adequately respond to questions from the press and public about coronavirus fatalities in long-term care facilities. Full story.
With more than half of all New Yorkers now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine though the vaccine supply remains scarce, Full story.
RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 14, 3:36 pm
RiverheadLOCAL

Closing times have been extended from 10 to 11 p.m. for bars, restaurants, gyms and fitness centers, casinos, billiard halls and other State Liquor Authority-licensed establishments, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. statewide, under an executive order signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo today. The change, which applies statewide, takes effect today.

COVID-positive adult patients with mild to moderate symptoms are sought for a virtual, in-home clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Pepcid for the outpatient treatment of COVID-19. Full story.
RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 14, 7:00 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Eleven additional cases of the U.K. variant of the novel coronavirus have been identified in New York State, bringing the total known cases of the variant in N.Y. to 79, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced yesterday.

Two additional cases were identified in Suffolk County, eight were in NYC and one was in Rockland County.

New revelations that the state withheld nursing home death data because officials feared a federal investigation sparked outrage among local elected officials and renewed calls for investigations and stripping the governor of his emergency powers. Full story.
Learn about the COVID-19 vaccine this evening from a panel of experts in a video webinar hosted by the Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs, the Suffolk County African American Advisory Board and the Suffolk County Chapter of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Full story.
RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 11, 7:52 am
RiverheadLOCAL

New York's statewide positivity rate declined 4% on Tuesday (7,101 positives out of 176,750 tests results reported). Total hospitalizations declined to 7,593 Tuesday and there were 821 new hospital admissions.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 11, 7:44 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Suffolk's testing positivity rate on Feb. 9 was 4.7%, the first time since late November the positivity rate was below 5% in Suffolk.

There were 539 new confirmed cases out of 11,502 tests reported in Suffolk.

“While we are still a ways away from the 1% positivity rate we were hovering around for months, our seven day rolling average continues to trend steadily downward," Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said yesterday.

“We have made a lot of progress over the last few weeks, and if we keep practicing the common sense safety measures that work, we can keep the decline going until we crush this virus once and for all,” Bellone said.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 9, 6:47 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Suffolk County's test positivity rate was 5.6% Sunday, unchanged from the day before — the lowest percent-positive rate reported in Suffolk since early December, according to data reported by the county yesterday.

Suffolk reported 696 positives out of 11,990 test result reported. There were 652 people hospitalize with the virus, 137 in ICU. Fifty-eight of those hospitalized were new admissions. There were 53 patients discharged.

Suffolk County reported six new coronavirus deaths, bringing the county's death toll to 2,885 people since March 2020.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 9, 6:38 am
RiverheadLOCAL

New York's statewide COVID-19 test positivity rate was 4.3% Sunday, 8448 positives out of 197,813 test results reported. There were 7,716 people hospitalized with the virus, 1,454 in ICU and 729 new hospital admissions. New York reported 114 new fatalities.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 9, 6:34 am
RiverheadLOCAL

One out of every 437 New Yorkers have died of COVID-19, the second-highest death rate in the U.S., according to an analysis published today by Axios.

New Jersey had the highest death rate. The virus has claimed the life of one out of every 406 residents.

In the seven states hardest hit by the pandemic, more than 1 in every 500 residents have died from the coronavirus Axios reported.

Denise Civiletti
Update February 8, 10:59 am
Denise Civiletti

Fifteen new cases of the U.K. variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 have been identified in New York State, the governor said Friday. That brings the total number of confirmed cases of the U.K. variant in New York to 59, he said. The variant, thought to be up to 70% more transmissible, the governor said, has been found all across the state. There are six identified cases in Suffolk, 8 in Nassau and 18 in NYC, the governor said.

Currently genome sequencing, which is required to identify variants, is done on less than half of 1% of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

In N.Y., genome sequencing is being done primarily at the state's Wadsworth Lab, which is performing about 90 per day and has completed about 4,000 genome sequences since March 20, the Wall Street Journal reports. Since March 20, there have been more than 1.47 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New York.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 8, 10:39 am
RiverheadLOCAL

There were 92 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Riverhead Town during the seven days ending Feb. 5, according to Suffolk County. Riverhead Central School District reported six new cases during that time period.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 8, 10:19 am
RiverheadLOCAL

New York State has administered over 2,136,209 vaccine doses as of yesterday, the governor announced — 274,566 doses have been administered in the Long Island region.

The State Health Department has finally begun reporting COVID-19 fatality data for residents of nursing homes, adult care facilities and assisted living facilities who died after being transferred to hospitals. Full story.
The governor this afternoon released a long list of comorbidities and underlying conditions that will make adult New Yorkers eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine regardless of age or occupation, beginning Feb. 15. Full story.
RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 4, 7:23 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Riverhead Central School District yesterday reported four new confirmed COVID-19 cases: two students at Riverhead High School, one student at Aquebogue Elementary School and one staff member at Phillips Avenue Elementary School.

According to the New York State Health Department, as of Jan. 29, there were 204 confirmed COVID-19 cases among students, teachers and staff in the Riverhead Central School District.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 4, 7:17 am
RiverheadLOCAL

There were 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases confirmed among Riverhead Town residents on Feb.2 , bringing the town's total number of confirmed cases since the outbreak began last March to 2,693.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 4, 7:15 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Suffolk County's testing positivity rate continues to decline. It fell to 5.9% Feb. 2 — 6.1% on a seven-day rolling average. Suffolk reported 71.5 new daily cases per 100,000 people. There were 668 COVID-19 hospitalizations in Suffolk, with 133 in the ICU, and 13 fatalities.

After the N.Y. State attorney general disclosed last week that COVID-19 deaths among nursing home residents were 50% higher than what the State Department of Health had previously reported, State Senator Anthony Palumbo is calling for the resignation of the State health commissioner and for an "independent investigation" into DOH reporting practices. Full story.
RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 1, 9:46 am
RiverheadLOCAL

There were 104 new COVID-19 deaths in Suffolk County during the week of Jan. 23-29, bringing the total number of fatalities among Suffolk residents to 2,825, according to the N.Y. State Department of Health.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 1, 9:39 am
RiverheadLOCAL

There were 495 new hospital admissions in Suffolk during the week ended Jan. 29. Suffolk had an average of 768 hospitalizations daily during the week. Daily hospitalizations in Suffolk during the fall-winter surge peaked at 837 in the week of Jan. 16-22. The seven-day average daily new admissions peaked at 623 during the week of Jan. 2-8.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update February 1, 9:33 am
RiverheadLOCAL

There were 8,427 new cases of COVID-19 reported among Suffolk County residents during the week ending Jan. 29. There were 116,424 new test results reported. The seven-day average testing positivity rate was 6.7%. Suffolk County reported 80.3 new daily cases per 100,000 Suffolk residents for the week, which continues to indicate a severe outbreak (over 75 new daily cases per 100,000.)

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 31, 2:38 pm
RiverheadLOCAL

The Long Island region has the highest test positivity rate among the state's 10 regions, according to N.Y. State Department of Health data. The L.I. region had a 6.3% percent positive rate on a seven-day rolling average as of Saturday. Suffolk County's seven-day average was 6.7% as of Saturday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had good news today for caterers and couples with wedding plans this year. Event venues in New York State will be able to host wedding receptions at 50% capacity, to a maximum of 150 people, as of March 15, with COVID-19 rapid testing of guests, the governor announced at a midday media briefing. Full story.
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New York State has underreported the number of nursing home resident deaths from COVID-19 by as much as 50%, according to a report released today by New York State Attorney General Letitia James. Data published by the State Health Department does not include nursing home residents who became infected with COVID-19 and died after being admitted to hospitals. Full story.
The governor today announced new UK variant cases in the Long Island and New York City regions as well as in several upstate counties. Full story.
Restrictions in the Suffolk County micro-cluster yellow zones have been lifted, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today. Restrictions have been lifted in all but five micro-cluster zones across the state. Full story.
Suffolk County has given a green light to “high-risk” sports to begin this spring, after the state on Friday updated its guidance for high school sports to allow local jurisdictions to make that decision. Full story.
New confirmed COVID-19 cases in Suffolk County dropped more than 20% in the past week. The 7-day average testing positivity rate fell also, to its lowest number in about a month. Full story.
RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 24, 8:51 am
RiverheadLOCAL

There were 1,309 new COVID-19 cases reported in Suffolk County Friday — 87.3 new cases per 100,000 population and a 6.6% percent-positive rate for 19,963 test results reported.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 24, 8:48 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Fifteen new cases among Riverhead Town residents Friday brought the total number of confirmed cases in Riverhead to 2,502 since the coronavirus outbreak began — representing about 7.4% of the town’s population of approximately 34,000.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 24, 8:45 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Stony Brook Medicine is seeking participants in its Novavax
Phase Three clinical trial to assess the safety and effectiveness of an investigational COVID-19 vaccine. The clinical trial will measure whether the vaccine candidate can protect against COVID-19 infection as well as its ability to reduce the severity of the disease. Selected participants will be paid. To learn more visit the Stony Brook Medicine COVID vaccine website.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 24, 8:43 am
RiverheadLOCAL

COVID-19 Legal Helpline: Touro Law School operates a legal hotline for COVID-related legal needs: 631-761-7198. Referrals to pro-bono legal services are available.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 24, 8:42 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Health insurance: The open enrollment period for health insurance plans through the NY State of Health Marketplace has been extended to March 31. The Health & Welfare Council of Long Island is offering assistance completing the application. Suffolk residents can call HWCLI at 516-505-4426, and Nassau clients can call Central Nassau Guidance at 516-707-0297.

Denise Civiletti
Update January 23, 8:36 am
Denise Civiletti

In the past seven days, there have been 10,151 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk County, an average of 97 new daily cases per 100,000 people. In the same time period, there were 129,419 tests administered in Suffolk, for a 7-day average percent-positive rate of 7.9%.

There were 616 COVID admissions to hospitals in Suffolk in the past seven days and 610 discharges. As of Jan. 21 there were 821 people hospitalized with the disease, with 135 patients in ICU and 83 patients on ventilators.

In the past seven days, 116 Suffolk County residents died of COVID-19.

As of yesterday morning, a total of 140,502 COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered so far in Suffolk County — 97% of the total number of doses received, according to the county health department.

New York State has now confirmed 22 cases of the more contagious U.K. variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Full story.
RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 18, 7:03 am
RiverheadLOCAL

The Suffolk County health department on Jan. 17 reported 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases in Riverhead, bringing the town's total confirmed cases since March to 2,360 cases. The Riverhead micro-cluster focus zone testing positivity rate continues to decline. On Jan. 16, it was 8,4%, according to NYS health department data.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 18, 6:58 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Suffolk County reported 1,541 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 17, out of 20,408 tests administered — a testing positivity rate of 7.6%. Suffolk reported 820 COVID hospitalizations, with 91 new admissions. There were 139 people in ICU. The county reported 17 new fatalities.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 18, 6:51 am
RiverheadLOCAL

New York State reported 13,842 new COVID-19 cases on Jan. 17, out of 246,507 tests, a test positivity rate of 5.6%. There were 8,771 people hospitalized for the virus, of which 1,012 were new admissions. The state said there were 1,550 people in ICU; 1,033 patients were discharged; 172 people died, bringing the state's total COVID-19 fatalities to 32,897.

Suffolk County has 119 COVID cases per 100,000, compared to 88 cases per 100,000 in New York State and 69 per 100K nationally. Infection risk remains "extreme." Full story.
RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 16, 11:02 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Peconic Bay Medical Center has distributed 100% of the vaccine dosages it has been allocated by the state, PBMC deputy executive director Amy Loeb said yesterday. The hospital has not yet finished vaccinating all of its front-line health care workers, she said, but continues to vaccinate as dosages are delivered to the hospital.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 16, 10:58 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Both Suffolk County micro-cluster focus zones saw testing positivity rates drop substantially this week — Sunday through Thursday — from 11.7% to 9.5% in the Riverhad zone and from 14.1% to 10.8% in the Hampton Bays zone. No information is provided by the state on the number of tests administered to residents in individual micro-cluster zones.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 16, 10:54 am
RiverheadLOCAL

Suffolk County reported a record number of COVID-19 tests in a single day Jan. 15. County health officials said there were 27,442 tests reported on Jan. 14, with 2,181 new cases reported — a testing positivity rate of 7.9%.

RiverheadLOCAL
Update January 16, 10:35 am
RiverheadLOCAL

An additional case of the U.K. variant of the coronavirus has been found in New York, state health officials said yesterday. This new case was identified in Nassau County. To date, there are now 16 known cases of the more contagious virus strain in New York.

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