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COVID-19: Here's Brand-New Breakdown Of Long Island Cases By Community

The Suffolk County COVID-19 map on Thursday, March 11. Photo Credit: Suffolk County
The Nassau County COVID-19 map on Thursday, March 11. Photo Credit: Nassau County

The positive COVID-19 test rate on Long Island remains among the highest in the state as both Suffolk and Nassau counties recorded more than 500 new cases in the latest data released by the state Department of Health.

In Nassau, 579  new infections were confirmed, bringing the total in the county to 154,867 since the pandemic began last year. Suffolk reported 565 new cases, as the total hit 168,764.

The average seven-day infection rate on Long Island was down slightly, from 4.23 percent on Monday, March 8 to 4.34 on Wednesday, March 10, the second-highest in the state behind only the Hudson Valley (4.34 percent).

The statewide positive infection rate held steady at 3.11 percent.

As of Thursday, March 11, there were 800 COVID-19 patients - down from 885 late last week - hospitalized on Long Island, representing 0.03 percent of the region's population and leaving 35 percent of hospital beds still available.

The state was also reporting 676 of Long Island's 854 ICU beds were occupied by COVID-19 patients, leaving 23 percent available in case of another surge of the virus.

If Long Island - or any of the state's nine other regions - finds itself in danger of hitting its 90 percent hospital capacity rate within three weeks, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to shut down the entire region, though the numbers are trending in the right direction.

The latest breakdown of the communities with the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nassau, according to the most recent data provided by the county Department of Health on March 11:

  • Levittown: 4,259
  • Hicksville: 3,466;
  • Freeport: 3,386;
  • Hempstead: 3,397;
  • East Meadow: 3,112;
  • Valley Stream: 3,014;
  • Oceanside: 2,608;
  • Elmont: 2,607;
  • Long Beach: 2,594;
  • Franklin Square: 2,521;
  • Glen Cove: 2,403;
  • Uniondale: 2,230;
  • Massapequa: 1,883;
  • Rockville Centre: 1,849;
  • Baldwin: 1,701;
  • Woodmere: 1,667;
  • Plainview: 1,601;
  • North Bellmore: 1,596;
  • West Hempstead: 1,594
  • Wantagh: 1,594;
  • North Massapequa: 1,531;
  • Lynbrook: 1,522;
  • Mineola: 1,500;
  • East Massapequa: 1,451;
  • Garden City: 1,447;
  • Massapequa Park: 1,442;
  • Merrick: 1,415;
  • Seaford: 1,411;
  • Bethpage: 1,364.

The breakdown of cases reported in Suffolk County, according to the Department of Health:

  • Brookhaven: 47,358;
  • Islip: 41,669;
  • Babylon: 23,475;
  • Huntington: 19,158;
  • Smithtown: 11,809;
  • Southampton: 4,988;
  • Riverhead: 3,149;
  • Southold: 1,495;
  • East Hampton: 1,468;
  • Shelter Island: 47.

There were 243,153 COVID-19 tests administered in New York on March 10 according to Cuomo, resulting in 4,735 new cases for a 2.77 percent positive infection rate, down from the previous day.

Sixty-three new COVID-19 patients were discharged from New York hospitals, leaving 4,735 still being treated statewide. There are 955 in ICU and 665 intubated.

There were 80 new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

"COVID-19 remains a serious issue in New Yorkers' daily lives, and it's important to stay vigilant and practice safe behaviors even as we see improving numbers and rising vaccinations," Cuomo said. "Our expansive network of vaccine distribution sites is serving more New Yorkers as supply increases and as we expand eligibility, but there's a long way to go before we get to the light at the end of the tunnel.

"New Yorkers should wear masks, wash their hands and stay socially distanced to slow the spread and save lives as we work to defeat the COVID beast together."

Statewide, a total of 1,706,564 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of more than 40.4 million tests that have been administered. There have been a total of 39,311 virus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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