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Peconic Bay Medical Center begging for masks and goggles.

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/03/22/c ... al-center/
We are in need of masks and safety goggles to help build our supply to ensure the safety of our teams moving forward. We are accepting surgical masks, goggles and N95 masks for donation at the front door of the hospital. Many construction companies use N95s and if anyone has them and are willing to donate, we would greatly appreciate it. Donations can be dropped at the front entrance of the hospital with security. You don’t have to enter the building you can just leave them in a bag at the door.
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1st case in the Independent Living area of Peconic Landing.

Coronavirus Spreads In LI Retirement Home: 2 New Cases Reported
New positive cases have been confirmed in different areas of Peconic Landing, including Independent Living, as the coronavirus spreads.


https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/co ... aign=alert

GREENPORT, NY — The new coronavirus continues to spread across areas where it had not been previously reported at the Peconic Landing retirement community. Peconic Landing was notified of its first positive diagnosis of the COVID-19 disease, as it's officially called, in a member of Independent Living community Sunday afternoon, officials said Monday. The section of Peconic Landing is home to 301 members.

The individual, the spouse of a health center resident who tested positive March 21, is being treated for coronavirus symptoms at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital. The individual lives in the East Apartments, officials said.

So far, four Peconic Landing members have died. Currently, the health center has 14 members who have tested positive for the virus, 11 in stable condition and three who were hospitalized. All three in the hospital were receiving treatment for coronavirus symptoms. Additionally, three workers also tested positive, officials said.

Additional diagnoses are anticipated, Peconic Landing officials said.
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Suffolk County coronavirus update: 1,880 confirmed cases, 17 deaths

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/03/24/s ... 17-deaths/
Suffolk County is reporting 1,880 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus this afternoon, up 422 from the 1,458 cases reported yesterday afternoon.

There are currently 163 people hospitalized – an increase of 47 people reported yesterday afternoon. Fifty of these are in an intensive care unit, according to data published by the county.

Suffolk County says 17 people confirmed to have been infected with the disease have died.
The has been a 5th death at Peconic Landing.

Wow, an increase of 47 in hospitalized cases in one day. If that keeps up the hospitals will fill very soon. :?

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There has been a 6th death at Peconic Landing.

https://patch.com/new-york/northfork/6t ... =northfork
"Out of respect for the family, we provide the following information: The member was an 89-year-old man who tested positive on March 22," Peconic Landing wrote in a release. "He passed Tuesday evening and had been receiving treatment for symptoms of COVID-19 at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital since March 23."

The man lived in the East Apartments for Independent Living. He had no known pre-existing conditions, Peconic Landing said.

"During this period of great sadness, we want to express our deepest sympathies and support to the family and loved ones of our beloved member," said Robert J. Syron, Peconic Landing's president and CEO. "We send you strength, love, and support on behalf of the entire Peconic Landing community."

As of Tuesday,Peconic Landing said it had not received any new notifications regarding members pertaining to COVID-19.
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Peconic Bay Medical Center: 100 confirmed coronavirus cases and counting

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/03/25/p ... -counting/
Peconic Bay Medical Center has seen about 100 confirmed COVID-19 cases so far and currently has 20 COVID patients hospitalized, with eight of them in the intensive care unit, according to hospital leadership.

Another 10 patients in the hospital are awaiting test results, according to Peconic Bay Medical Center president and CEO Andrew Mitchell.

Since the outbreak began two weeks ago, there has been a noticeable uptick in the percentage of patients who are testing positive, Mitchell said in an interview this morning — along with an increase in the number of patients suspected to have the disease.

:snippity:

PBMC had an existing 12-bed intensive care unit and just opened a 16-bed ICU that was built in the hospital’s new critical care tower. It is ready to use the new ICU for COVID patients and plans to convert the surgical recovery area into a patient care area as needed, Mitchell said.
PBMC is licensed for 140 beds, but typically operates at 120.
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East End supervisors to call on Gov. Cuomo to enact East End travel ban

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On Wednesday, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell said in a press release, “A new trend is taking place that puts our residents at further risk — people seeking refuge from the metropolitan areas. It is simple math: the more people that come, the greater the spread and the greater the confirmed cases.”

To that end, Mr. Russell said he is urging Governor Andrew Cuomo to issue a travel ban to the East End. The request will be made Thursday on behalf of the East End Mayors and Supervisors Association. Mr. Russell said most have their own police department and “would be happy to develop a coordinated plan of action with NYS” for enforcement.

“We have a limited number of stores trying to keep their shelves stocked and ration out supplies as best they can,” the supervisor said. “Local residents are finding it difficult to meet even their most basic needs. Unnecessary hoarding and the recent, sudden expansion of the population by those who come are making it far worse.”

Mr. Russell said overburdened hospitals will make it difficult for local residents to get the help they need. To head this off, Mr. Russell said he has joined together with Southampton Supervisor Jay Schneiderman to urge the governor to limit “travel to only essential personnel.”
How will they enforce this? Even in the winter the East End depends on commuting labor from up island. It is now early spring so temporary farm workers should be coming. Will they be essential? Will there be checkpoints? What about ferry traffic to/from Connecticut that is just passing thru? Sure glad I'm not tasked with making this work.
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Diocese of Rockville Centre cancels all public church services

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The Diocese of Rockville Centre has canceled all public church services until further notice.

The move means all weddings, baptisms, and funerals at Catholic churches across Long Island are canceled.

Burial services will be permitted while observing safe distance precautions, but only at the grave site.

Private prayers are still being permitted, as long as the proper precautions are taken.
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Best And Worse Case Scenarios For Coronavirus On Long Island

https://patch.com/new-york/riverhead/s/ ... =riverhead
Here's how this projected best case scenario would look at the county level:
  • Nassau: 21,000 cases by Aug. 1; 2 percent infected
    Suffolk: 26,000 cases by Aug. 1; 2 percent infected
A few caveats are important to note here: the projections are based on numbers from March 13, so they could vacillate in either direction based on the cases discovered since then. They are rough estimates, analysts note, which are "inherently uncertain." So this should not be taken as more than a best guess.

:snippity:

The moderate scenario has the number of cases at nearly 1.3 million cases by June 20, with the following breakdown:
  • Nassau: 560,000 peak number of cases by June 20, 42 percent infected
    Suffolk: 540,000 peak number of cases by June 10, 36 percent infected
It paints yet another stark portrait of a potential future if social distancing is not maintained.
Quite a difference between the two cases. The article does not give figures for the worst case scenario.

Experts have expressed doubts about the population's willingness to maintain even the moderate case restrictions over the period of time required.
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What does the COVID-19 pandemic mean for local farmers?

https://riverheadnewsreview.timesreview ... l-farmers/
Federal officials last week suspended in-person processing of new H-2A agricultural guest worker visas in Mexico in an effort to reduce transmission of the virus. Though waivers may be available for workers who have previously come to the U.S., agricultural advocates are concerned about the labor supply with the spring planting season now weeks away.

According to data from the U.S. Department of State, a total of 204,801 H2-A visas were issued in FY-2019. Of those, the majority—188,758—came from Mexico. New York Farm Bureau spokesman Steve Ammerman said Tuesday that last year, approximately 8,100 guest workers came to work on New York state farms under the H-2A program.

In a statement, the bureau said halting the hiring of foreign workers could delay planting and harvesting on local farms and thus result in lower yield.

In a letter to President Donald Trump last week, NYFB president David Fisher stressed the importance of these workers, who play a crucial role in ensuring food security for the nation. “While we are not asking the Administration to jeopardize public health and safety or border security, NYFB requests that the Department of Labor and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ensure that all H-2A visa applications are reviewed and acted upon in a timely manner to ensure the flow of approved H-2A workers into the U.S.,” Mr. Fisher wrote. “It is imperative that no borders, where there have not been widespread cases of Covid-19, be completely shut to allow the entry of these essential workers.”
In the UK farms are looking to hire 70,000 suddenly unemployed people for farm labor. Somehow I doubt that the North Fork's newly unemployed restaurant and store workers will seek farm employment.

There are 2 reported Covid-19 cases in the hamlet where our cottage is. Ordinarily by now we would be making preparations to head north. No idea when that might happen this year. :?
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North Forkers love their volunteer firefighters.

A 50-year member of Greenport F.D., Tony Volinski Jr., 85, fell victim to coronavirus

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“He was such a generous man,” Darryl said. “He gave us so much great advice to us boys growing up and he loved us unconditionally. I can’t tell you how much he was always there. You could always go to Dad and he would fix it.”

On March 25, Tony, known by his family as Pop-Pop, became one of the latest victims of the coronavirus pandemic that has swept across the globe and left a devastating impact on New York and in Southold Town. About three weeks after first becoming ill, Tony died at Stony Brook University Hospital, the first confirmed death connected to COVID-19 in Southold Town outside of the members living at Peconic Landing where the virus has claimed seven lives. He was 85.
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North Fork the sickest. :(
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The local government speculates that this is because Southold had its first case early on and because Southold is a small close knit town whose residents all patronize the same few stores and restaurants that remain open during the winter. They also have the Peconic Landing cluster of cases.
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PSEG Long Island Installs 2 Osprey Webcams

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For those stuck inside due to the coronavirus pandemic, PSEG Long Island has found a way to bring bird-watching to people's homes. The company announced Wednesday it has installed two webcams to offer residents a sneak peek into the lives of the local osprey.

According to PSEG Long Island, ospreys typically set up their nests on utility poles and transmission structures. Since these nests could affect system reliability by potentially causing outages and damages equipment, employees set up nesting areas away from electrical infrastructure, along with a camera to give residents a chance to watch from a safe distance. To date, workers have safely relocated two dozen osprey nests on Long Island and have taken actions to make nests safe in place at an additional eight locations.

"The osprey have made a triumphant comeback here since the 1970s, and PSEG Long Island works to make sure that they can continue to flourish," Dan Eichhorn, president and COO of PSEG Long Island said. "Especially now, with so many of us remaining inside our homes for the sake of public health, these webcams offer a much-needed front-row seat to the comings and goings of these majestic birds."

The company installed 24-hour webcams at two of the nests that were safely relocated by line workers during the time of year when the birds are not raising young. The first is showing a live feed of a nest in Oyster Bay and the second webcam has gone live from a nest in Patchogue.
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Maybe this is a good time to stay away from the North Fork. :?

Suffolk coronavirus cases increase by 1,000+ in 24 hours, Long Island numbers are ‘troubling news,’ Cuomo says

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/04/02/s ... uomo-says/
For the first time, Suffolk County is reporting an increase of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, a number that Governor Andrew Cuomo called “troubling” during his press briefing this morning.

There are now a total of 19,333 cases across Long Island, with 8,746 in Suffolk and 10,578 in Nassau, which also reported more than 1,000 new daily cases for the first time yesterday and today.

“New York City is much larger than Westchester, Nassau or Suffolk,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said. “When you look at Nassau County, one thousand new cases, Suffolk County, 1,141 new cases—that is troubling news.“

Cuomo expressed concern that health systems on Long Island will soon become overwhelmed by the rapid increase in cases.
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Covid-19 confirmed cases NYC and Long Island.

10,154 Suffolk, population = 1.443 million so 7 per 1000 residents

12,024 Nassau, population = 1.37 million 8.8 so per 1000 residents

57,159 NYC, population = 8.175 million so 7 per 1000 residents

So LI has a slightly higher number a case per unit of population.

I would not have expected this. LI has a lower population density than NYC. LI has much less poverty.

I can't explain this.
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It would take a good political scientist with lots of data to delve into this theory, but Long Island has some hefty pockets of RWNJ Republicans. See, e.g. Zeldin, Lee.
It could be that these folks were not taking this seriously early on, continued to engage in large gatherings, etc. to own the libs. It's just a possible explanation.
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Suffolk County about to run out of ICU beds. Normally when Suffolk County runs low or needs rare specialist treatments it sends patients to Nassau County or NYC. (Mrs. V. had her hip surgery in Manhattan.) That's not an option now. I fear the death rate will spike.

Suffolk County tops 10,000 coronavirus cases with local hospitals running out of ICU beds

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/04/03/s ... ehD5wtrtk0
Bellone warned yesterday that Suffolk County is on the precipice of running out of ventilators, the lifesaving equipment that help patients breathe in the advanced stages of respiratory illness caused by COVID-19.

Yesterday, there were 314 coronavirus patients in ICU beds across Suffolk County, Bellone said, 42 more patients than the day before. Though the county added an additional 23 ICU beds to its hospital capacity yesterday, the new beds are not enough to keep up with the surge in patients requiring intensive care.

There were just 64 ICU beds available countywide as of yesterday, Bellone said.

Suffolk County also reached a total yesterday of more than 1,000 coronavirus hospitalizations, which increased by 157 from the day before.
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Since some people won't voluntarily obey social distance rules Riverhead forces the issue.

Riverhead Town closing courts and dog parks to prevent coronavirus spread

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/04/04/r ... us-spread/
All basketball courts, pickleball courts and dog parks in Riverhead Town are now closed to the public, Riverhead Police Chief David Hegermiller said Friday evening. The skate park and the hockey rink at Stotzky Park are also now closed.

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But those directives have not been adhered to in some quarters, especially by young people, prompting the governor to order the shut-down of NYC playgrounds. NYC has also removed hoops from 80 basketball courts in the city.

Riverhead is not removing hoops from basketball courts yet, Hegermiller said. The town is looking into outfitting the hoops with devices that would block a ball from entering the hoop, he said.

Riverhead officials are concerned that as the weather gets warmer, more people will flock to town recreational facilities and violate the social distancing and other directives, the chief said.
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‘Staggering’ death toll as county, state report largest number of COVID-19 fatalities to date

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There were 64 new deaths reported in Suffolk, according to Mr. Bellone, more than double the previous high. A total of 263 county residents have died from COVID-19.

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Mr. Bellone said Tuesday that the county is exploring an expansion at the medical examiner’s office by adding a refrigerated truck in the event that capacity is surpassed at the morgue.

Even as state officials study the apex on the horizon, the county executive said the latest numbers are an indicator that the county still has a long way to go in its battle with the virus. Not only did the number of deaths increase sharply, but there was also a rise in the number of positive tests and hospitalizations. A total of 15,553 county residents have been confirmed positive, with 1,517 currently occupying hospital beds.

:snippity:

One positive number Tuesday was a drop in the number of patients in Suffolk County intensive care units from 546 Monday to 506 on Tuesday. A total of 73 patients were released from area hospitals, he added.
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Suffolk County has more cases than most states. :?

New York has done more testing per capita than any other state, nearly 3 times the national average. That might have something to do with it.
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Hundreds turn out for food distribution in Riverhead, exhausting supplies

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/04/10/h ... -supplies/
Hundreds of people turned out for the Island Harvest food distribution hosted by the Town of Riverhead at Stotzky Park this afternoon. Supplies of food ran out in just over an hour, forcing police to turn back vehicles still lined up on Pulaski Street, waiting to get into the park.

At the start of the distribution at 1 p.m., vehicles stretched along Columbus Avenue and east on Pulaski Street to North Griffing Avenue — a distance of about a mile.

In addition to people who drove up for the distribution, people on foot lined up in the parking lot off Columbus Avenue, where several distribution stations were set up.

Community volunteers, town employees and elected officials joined representatives of Suffolk County SPCA and Island Harvest to distribute the food — a variety of grocery staples, including vegetables, bread, eggs, butter, canned goods and other items.
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Just got the printed April edition of "Northforker".

The website https://northforker.com/ has all the latest info about closings, which restaurants are doing takeout, etc.

The printed April edition is from another time. It lists events that won't happen and new restaurants that won't open. There are puff pieces about interior design and gardening. There is not a word about Covid-19, social distancing or anything pandemic-related.

I had occasion today to talk to the subscription person at the Times Review which publishes "Northforker". She was working from home and having some problems connecting to the Times Review computer system.

The 1st North Fork (and Suffolk County) confirmed case of Covid-19 was announced just 1 month ago yesterday. Then there were 142 cases in all of New York State.

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We won't be heading back anytime soon. :?

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PBMC official sees troubling coronavirus trend: an influx of sick local residents in the ER

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/04/10/p ... in-the-er/
“In the last couple of days, we’ve had an indication that now the local community is getting sick,” Peconic Bay Medical Center deputy executive director Amy Loeb said in an interview this afternoon.

“We’re seeing a lot more local influx in our Emergency Department,” Loeb said. And they’re coming in sicker than before, she said.

“It may be a sign that we’re going to see a bit of surge. The next couple of days will tell us a lot,” Loeb said.

Loeb said the trend may be a result of “more people out and about an infecting each other — You get a couple of people infected that are out and about and that changes everything.”
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Nearly half of Suffolk’s coronavirus deaths have been nursing home or adult care facility residents, state data show

https://riverheadlocal.com/2020/04/14/n ... data-show/
As of April 12, 236 residents in Suffolk nursing homes or adult care facilities died of COVID-19 — or 45.2% of 518 deaths of Suffolk residents as of that date.

Statewide, 2,438 nursing home and adult care facility residents have died as a result of coronavirus infections — 26% of all deaths in New York as of April 12.

There were 261 deaths of nursing home and adult care facility residents in Nassau County — 25% of the total number of fatalities there — during the same period (March 20 to April 12) according to the data.

In the five boroughs of New York City, 1,564 nursing home and adult care facility residents died of the disease in the same period — 25% of the total fatalities in New York City.
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