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Long Island has seen a slight decline in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Thursday, Sept. 10.
Of the 76,813 test results reported on Wednesday, Sept. 9 to New York State, 757, or 0.98 percent, were positive.
Here are positivity testing rates for the last five days on Long Island:
- Saturday, Sept. 5: 1.1 percent,
- Sunday, Sept 6: 1.0 percent,
- Monday, Sept. 7: 1.5 percent
- Tuesday, Sept. 8: 1.8 percent
- Wednesday, Sept. 9: 1.0 percent
In Nassau County, 73 new cases were confirmed on Tuesday (down five from a day earlier) with another 52 in Suffolk County (down three from the previous day).
A total of 757 new COVID cases were reported in New York on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 441,911 during the pandemic.
There were seven deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Wednesday, with none on Long Island -- bringing the total to 25,377 during the pandemic.
Here is overall state data for Wednesday:
- Patient Hospitalization - 482 (+19)
- Patients Newly Admitted - 78
- Number ICU - 120 (-1)
- Number ICU with Intubation - 55 (-4)
- Total Discharges - 75,584 (+45)
- Deaths - 7
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