The number of positive test results for COVID-19 has remained steady on Long Island, according to three-day data released Thursday, Oct. 8.
A new state record 145,811 COVID-19 diagnostic tests were conducted statewide on Wednesday, Oct. 7.
In the top 20 ZIP codes in areas that have seen recent outbreaks - Brooklyn and Queens, and Rockland and Orange counties - 7,349 tests were conducted, yielding 426 positives or a 5.8 percent positivity rate.
In the remainder of the state, 138,462 tests were conducted yielding 1,410 positives or a 1.01 percent positivity rate.
Here are positivity testing rates for the last three days on Long Island:
- Monday, Oct. 5: 1.1 percent
- Tuesday, Oct. 6: 1.2 percent
- Wednesday, Oct. 7: 1.0 percent
There were 140 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County with another 107 positive cases in Suffolk County.
There were 10 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Wednesday, with none on Long Island -- bringing the total to 25,555 during the pandemic.
Here is overall state data for Wednesday:
- Patient Hospitalization - 754 (+6)
- Patients Newly Admitted - 106
- Hospital Counties - 37
- Number ICU - 172 (-4)
- Number ICU with Intubation - 67 (-5)
- Total Discharges - 77,351 (+84)
- Deaths - 10
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