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COVID-19: Long Island Infection Rate Stays Steadily High; New Breakdown Of Cases by Community

The Suffolk County COVID-19 breakdown on Monday, April 12. Photo Credit: Suffolk County
The Nassau County COVID-19 map on Monday, April 12. Photo Credit: Nassau County

The positive COVID-19 infection rate on Long Island is back below 4 percent for the second straight day, though the number remains among the highest in the state.

On Long Island, the positive infection rate dipped from 4.05 percent on Friday, April 9 down to 3.93 percent for the rest of the weekend, through Sunday, April 11.

Three new virus-related fatalities were reported in both Nassau and Suffolk in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 3,092 and 3,295 respectively.

Statewide, the COVID-19 infection rate continues dropping, from 3.6 percent a week ago to 3.20 percent on April 11, the lowest in a month.

There were 394 new COVID-19 laboratory-confirmed cases in Nassau, bringing the total to 174,673. In Suffolk, 449 new cases were reported, marking 190,463 confirmed infections.

As of Monday, April 12, there were 720 COVID-19 patients hospitalized on Long Island, representing 0.03 percent of the region's population and leaving 34 percent of hospital beds still available.

There were 630 patients in ICU, down more than 20 over the weekend, 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 12:

  • Levittown: 5,223;
  • Hicksville: 4,247;
  • Hempstead: 4,086;
  • Freeport: 3,966;
  • East Meadow: 3,708;
  • Valley Stream: 3,721;
  • Elmont: 3,214;
  • Oceanside: 3,075;
  • Franklin Square: 3,063;
  • Long Beach: 3,026;
  • Glen Cove: 2,892;
  • Uniondale: 2,579;
  • Massapequa: 2,258;
  • Rockville Centre: 2,183;
  • Baldwin: 2,110;
  • Woodmere: 1,976;
  • Plainview: 1,963;
  • North Bellmore: 1,925;
  • North Massapequa: 1,905;
  • Wantagh: 1,894;
  • West Hempstead: 1,873;
  • Mineola: 1,858;
  • Merrick: 1,821;
  • Lynbrook: 1,785;
  • Garden City: 1,784;
  • East Massapequa: 1,729;
  • Massapequa Park: 1,705;
  • Bethpage: 1,674;
  • Seaford: 1,663.

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

  • Brookhaven: 54,387;
  • Islip: 46,776;
  • Babylon: 26,617;
  • Huntington: 21,820;
  • Smithtown: 13,518;
  • Southampton: 5,503;
  • Riverhead: 3,478;
  • Southold: 1,643;
  • East Hampton: 1,593;
  • Shelter Island: 54.

There were 131,436 COVID-19 tests administered in New York on Sunday, April 11, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, resulting in 4,926 newly confirmed infections for a 3.75 percent positive infection rate, down over the weekend.

There were 58 new COVID-19-related deaths reported in the past 24 hours.

A total of nearly 38 percent of New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 24.9 percent are fully vaccinated.

As of April 12, 927,970 first doses have been administered to Long Island residents, while 551,888 have completed the process, both among the highest rates in the state.

"While we have made incredible progress, COVID is not over and we must all continue to practice the guidelines we know stop this virus in its tracks," Cuomo said. "The ability to win the footrace between the infection rates and the vaccine rates is dependent on the behavior of New Yorkers. 

"We have shown ourselves and the nation once before just how New York Tough we all can be when we work together," the governor added. "Until the day this war is won, I encourage everyone to continue to wash their hands, wear a mask, and socially distance. We are closer than ever to the light at the end of the tunnel."

Statewide, a total of 1,941,404 positive COVID-19 cases have been confirmed out of nearly 47.5 million tests that have been administered. There have been a total of 41,139 virus-related deaths since the beginning of the pandemic

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