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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 Tuesday, Oct. 27.

The positive testing rate in all focus areas under the state's Micro-Cluster strategy is 3.65 percent, and outside the focus zone areas was 1.53 percent. 

Within the focus areas, 13,205 test results were reported Monday, Oct. 26, yielding 482 positives. In the remainder of the state, not counting these focus areas, 98,413 test results were reported, yielding 1,509 positives.

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

  • Saturday, Oct. 24: 1.3 percent
  • Sunday, Oct. 25: 1.2 percent
  • Monday, Oct. 26: 1.6 percent

In Nassau County, 119 new cases were reported on Monday, with another 112 in Suffolk County.

There were 15 deaths due to COVID-19 in New York State on Monday, with one on Long Island (in Nassau County) -- bringing the total to 25,758 during the pandemic.

Here is overall state data for Monday:

  • Patient Hospitalization - 1,083 (+24)
  • Patients Newly Admitted - 110
  • Hospital Counties - 47
  • Number ICU - 233 (-4)
  • Number ICU with Intubation - 120 (+2)
  • Total Discharges - 79,230 (+68)
  • Deaths - 15 

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