Greater than 1,000 new COVID-19 instances have been confirmed on Lengthy Island, in response to the most recent information from the state.
Based on the state Division of Well being, There have been 748 new instances in Suffolk, bringing the whole to 67,860 because the pandemic started, whereas a further 534 infections have been reported in Nassau, as the whole reached 65,632 as of Tuesday, Dec. 8.
The present seven-day common an infection price has now climbed previous 4.15 % for the primary time because the spring.
Total an infection charges of these examined on Lengthy Island rose in each Suffolk and Nassau from 4.2 to 4.Three % because the pandemic started.
Nassau County’s seven-day positivity price has hit 4.Eight %, Nassau County Government Laura Curran stated on Tuesday, Dec. 8, as hospitalizations have elevated 285 % previously month.
“To avoid wasting lives and forestall additional restrictions on eating places and different companies, we should do all the pieces we will to carry the road,” she stated. “Proper now hospital capability will not be a urgent risk in Nassau County, however the pattern is heading within the unsuitable path.
“On the peak of the pandemic, we had 2,600 sufferers hospitalized and 505 intubated,” Curran continued. “As of yesterday, we’ve 337 hospitalized with COVID-19 and 32 intubated.”
There have been new COVID-19-related deaths in each counties, as the whole hit 2,083 fatalities in Suffolk and a couple of,273 in Nassau.
Projections have proven that following the vacation season, which extends via Jan. 2 subsequent yr, if the numbers maintain regular, Lengthy Island might see the optimistic an infection price soar from 3.24 % to 18.13 %, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated throughout a latest COVID-19 briefing.
The most recent breakdown of confirmed and new COVID-19 instances in Suffolk, in response to the county Division of Well being on Dec. 8:
- Islip: 19,036;
- Brookhaven: 17,673;
- Balon: 10,298;
- Huntington: 8,221;
- Smithtown: 4,629;
- Southampton: 2,033;
- Riverhead: 1,298;
- Southold: 623;
- East Hampton: 555;
- Shelter Island: 18.
Essentially the most confirmed COVID-19 instances in Nassau County are being reported the county’s Division of Well being have been reported in:
- Hempstead: 3,050;
- Freeport: 2,462;
- Elmont: 1,946;
- Levittown: 1,925;
- Uniondale: 1,869;
- Hicksville: 1,773;
- Valley Stream: 1,761;
- East Meadow: 1,516;
- Glen Cove: 1,512;
- Franklin Sq.: 1,345;
- Lengthy Seaside: 1,298;
- Oceanside: 1,095;
- Woodmere: 1,092;
- Baldwin: 1,041;
- Roosevelt: 955;
- North Valley Stream: 862;
- Plainview: 849.
- New Cassel: 807.
Statewide, there have been a complete of 20.75 million COVID-19 assessments administered, with 713,129 New Yorkers testing optimistic for the virus. Since March, there have been a complete of 27,232 COVID-19-related deaths.
“Whereas the variety of new COVID-19 instances is barely decrease in the present day, there is no such thing as a trigger for celebration,” Suffolk County Government Steve Bellone stated. “Right this moment’s an infection price stays above 6 % as soon as once more, and (we have seen) 4 straight days of recent instances over 1,000 (lately).
“To place this in perspective, throughout the peak of the pandemic this spring, Suffolk County solely noticed 12 days over 1,000 new instances. I can not stress sufficient the risks posed small indoor gatherings,” he added. “Simply since you are in your house with folks you belief doesn’t imply you’re secure. If we don’t change our behaviors rapidly our hospital system shall be susceptible to being overwhelmed and we’ll lose extra lives.
“We did it as soon as, we will do it once more. Whereas I do know we’re all drained, we’ve to do what we all know works. Face coverings and social distance are our greatest instruments in defeating this virus.”
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