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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 Thursday, Aug. 6.

Of the 72,370 test results reported on Wednesday, Aug. 5 to New York State, 703, or 0.97 percent, were positive.

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

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

A total of 636 new COVID cases were reported on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to 418,225 during the pandemic.

There were 52 new COVID-19 cases reported in Nassau County (up six from a day earlier) Wednesday with another 77 positive cases in Suffolk County (down eight from a day earlier).

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

Here is overall state data for Wednesday:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 570 (+6)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 74
  • Number ICU - 132 (-2)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 69 (+0)
  • Total Discharges - 73,472 (+62)
  • Deaths - 3
  • Total Deaths - 25,185

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