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COVID-19: Long Island Sees New Uptick In Cases, Positive Testing Rate; Latest Totals By County

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Long Island saw an uptick in the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Friday, Sept. 25.

Of a total of 94,818 test results reported on Thursday, Sept. 24 to New York State, 908, or 0.95 percent, were positive.

Here are positivity testing rates for the last four days on Long Island:

  • Monday, Sept. 21: 1.1 percent
  • Tuesday, Sept. 22: 1.0 percent
  • Wednesday, Sept. 23: 0.7 percent
  • Thursday, Sept. 24: 1.0 percent

In Nassau County, 71 new cases were confirmed on Thursday with another 52 in Suffolk County.

A total of 908 new COVID cases were reported in New York on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to 453,755 during the pandemic.

There were seven deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Thursday, with one on Long Island (in Suffolk County) -- bringing the total to 25,446 during the pandemic.

Here is overall state data for Thursday:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 511 (+11)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 93
  • Number ICU - 154 (+9)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 76 (+4)
  • Total Discharges - 76,456 (+74)
  • Deaths - 7

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