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

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Long Island saw another uptick in both cases and the positivity rate for COVID-19 testing, according to newly released data on Wednesday, Oct. 7.

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 3: 0.9 percent
  • Sunday, Oct. 4: 0.9 percent
  • Monday, Oct. 5: 1.1 percent
  • Tuesday, Oct. 6: 1.2 percent

In Nassau County, 124 new cases were reported on Tuesday (up 34 from a day earlier) with another 109 in Suffolk County (up 20 from the previous day).

There were eight deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Tuesday, with none on Long Island -- bringing the total to 25,545 during the pandemic.

Here is overall state data for Tuesday:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 748 (+43)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 129
  • Hospital Counties - 36
  • Number ICU - 176 (+18)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 72 (+0)
  • Total Discharges - 77,267 (+75)
  • Deaths - 8

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