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COVID-19: Here's Latest Five-Day Long Island Positivity Testing Rate; New Cases For Each County

Positive test results for COVID-19.
Positive test results for COVID-19. Photo Credit: Pixabay

Positive test results for COVID-19 on Long Island remained steady, according to brand-new five-day data released by New York State on Friday, Aug. 7.

Of the 70,170 test results reported Thursday, Aug. 6 to New York State, 714, or 1.0 percent, were positive. 

On Long Island, the positive percentages in the last five days are as follows:

  • Sunday, Aug. 2: 1.3 percent
  • Monday, Aug. 3: 1.3 percent
  • Tuesday, Aug. 4: 1.2 percent
  • Wednesday, Aug. 5: 1.0 percent
  • Thursday, Aug. 6: 0.9 percent

A total of 714 new COVID reported cases have brought the statewide total to 419,642 during the pandemic.

There were 46 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County (down six from a day earlier) with another 51 positive cases in Suffolk County (down 26 from a day earlier).

There were five deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Thursday, with none on Long Island.

Here is overall state data for Thursday:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 579 (+9)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 84
  • Number ICU - 139 (+7)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 66 (-3)
  • Total Discharges - 73,530 (+58)
  • Deaths - 5
  • Total Deaths - 25,190

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