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

The Nassau County COVID-19 map on Wednesday, April 7. Photo Credit: Nassau County
The Suffolk County COVID-19 map on Wednesday, April 7. Photo Credit: Suffolk County

The positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island continues trending in the right direction, dropping slightly for the fourth straight day as the region works to ramp up vaccination efforts.

The average seven-day infection rate on Long Island has fallen from 4.40 percent on Saturday, April 3 to 4.27 percent as the latest data released from Tuesday, April 6.

During that same timeframe, the statewide positivity rate dropped from nearly 3.6 percent to 3.48 percent, according to the state.

Suffolk was reporting 662 newly confirmed COVID-19 infections, bringing the total to 187,149 since last spring, while Nassau was reporting 553 new cases, as the cumulative total reached 171,738.

There were six new COVID-19 deaths in Suffolk as the number of fatalities hit 3,284, and five in Nassau as the total hit 3,074.

As of Wednesday, April 7, there were 796 (down five) COVID-19 patients hospitalized on Long Island, representing 0.03 percent of the region's population and leaving 35 percent of hospital beds still available. There were 646 patients in ICU, leaving 24 percent of beds available in Suffolk and Nassau.

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 April 7:

  • Levittown: 5,035;
  • Hicksville: 4,124;
  • Hempstead: 3,951;
  • Freeport: 3,859;
  • East Meadow: 3,614;
  • Valley Stream: 3,610;
  • Elmont: 3,115;
  • Oceanside: 3,000;
  • Franklin Square: 2,976;
  • Long Beach: 2,958;
  • Glen Cove: 2,806;
  • Uniondale: 2,525;
  • Massapequa: 2,198;
  • Rockville Centre: 2,138;
  • Baldwin: 2,050;
  • Woodmere: 1,930;
  • Plainview: 1,896;
  • North Bellmore: 1,873;
  • North Massapequa: 1,863;
  • Wantagh: 1,845;
  • West Hempstead: 1,830;
  • Mineola: 1,792;
  • Merrick: 1,766;
  • Garden City: 1,741;
  • Lynbrook: 1,740;
  • East Massapequa: 1,672;
  • Massapequa Park: 1,667;
  • Seaford: 1,635;
  • Bethpage: 1,634.

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

  • Brookhaven: 53,323;
  • Islip: 45,990;
  • Babylon: 26,211;
  • Huntington: 21,373;
  • Smithtown: 13,304;
  • Southampton: 5,391;
  • Riverhead: 3,434;
  • Southold: 1,626;
  • East Hampton: 1,581;
  • Shelter Island: 54.

There were 221,674 COVID-19 tests administered in New York on Tuesday, April 6, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resulting in 7,213 newly confirmed infections for a 3.25 percent positive infection rate, down more than a full percentage point from the day before.

Seven more COVID-19 patients were discharged from New York hospitals, leaving 4,526 still being treated statewide. There are 950 in ICU and 593 intubated.

There were 59 new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

More than 34 percent of New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 21.7 percent are fully vaccinated. A total of 845,926 first doses have been administered to Long Island residents, while 479,710 have completed the process.

"The war against COVID is not yet won and I encourage all New Yorkers to continue practicing the guidelines we know stop COVID in its tracks: wearing a mask, washing your hands, and social distancing," Cuomo said. "Our vaccine rates are a testament to what can be accomplished when we work together toward a common goal. 

"We must all fight against complacency and do our best to keep each other and ourselves safe," he added. "To be New York Tough means to be united and loving and in that same spirit, let's protect our neighbors and communities by following the health guidance."

Statewide, a total of 1,909,964 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of more than 46.4 million tests that have been administered. There have been a total of 40,922 virus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

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