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COVID cases, hospitalizations and deaths continue to climb in Suffolk as UK virus mutation is confirmed in upstate NY

In Suffolk, the testing positivity rate climbed to 11.3% yesterday, and COVID-19 was responsible for 93 new hospital admissions and 20 fatalities.

COVID-19 and the 2020 holiday season: What the 37 days from Thanksgiving to New Year’s tell us

In Suffolk, there was a 320% spike in hospitalizations, 2,238 new hospital admissions and 281 deaths due to COVID-19 in the 37 days from Thanksgiving to New Year’s, as the positivity rate surged from 3.2% to 9.7%.

COVID-19 positive rate rises to ‘shocking’ 12.8% in Suffolk

Suffolk’s COVID-19 test positivity rate shot up to 12.8% yesterday — 1,650 new confirmed cases out of 12,909 tests reported, the highest number of new cases reported since the onset of the pandemic.

As infections and hospitalizations surge in Suffolk, Bellone urges residents to avoid New Year’s Eve gatherings

Suffolk’s COVID-19 test positivity rate, which jumped from 7% on Saturday to 9.1% on Sunday remained high on Monday — recorded at 8.9% — according to data released by the state yesterday.

Independent front-line health care providers want to know when they’ll get COVID-19 vaccinations

Front-line health care providers who are not part of hospital systems say they still don't know when and where they'll be able to get vaccinated — even though they are administering COVID-19 tests and are exposed on a daily basis to patients who may be COVID-positive.

Suffolk heading into ‘uncharted territory’ as COVID positivity rate jumps to 9.1%

COVID test positivity rates soared across the state Sunday, with Suffolk registering a 30% increase in one day. Riverhead and Hampton Bays micro-cluster zones both had 8.7% positivity rates.

Data show month-long climb in COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths since Thanksgiving in Suffolk County and across NY state

The impacts of Christmas holiday celebrations are not yet known, but a month’s worth of data on COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths in Suffolk County and across New York State paint a clear picture of a significant rise in serious illness from infection with the coronavirus since Thanksgiving.

Suffolk’s positivity rate, hospitalizations remain high as hospitals brace for another holiday spike

Local hospitals and health officials are bracing for a post-Christmas surge even as they are coping with a surge that hit after the Thanksgiving holiday.

Governor calls on federal government to test or even ban travelers from UK

Following reports of a more contagious variant of the coronavirus spreading in the United Kingdom, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is calling for federal action.

COVID’s winter holiday surge is already obvious in local data — with no sign of slowing

COVID-19 hospitalizations in Suffolk are on track to more than double this month compared to last month, while COVID fatalities Dec. 1 through Dec. 17 were already nearly triple the number of fatalities for the entire month of November.
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