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Local Hospitals See Rush Of Severe COVID-19 Cases As Second Surge Intensifies

A second wave of the coronavirus pandemic continued to explode across Long Island this past week, much like it did last spring, as government and health officials scrambled to find ways to tamp down the wildfire as well as prepare to defend against its onslaught.

Hampton Bays, Riverhead Declared ‘Yellow Zone’ Clusters By State; East Hampton Sees Highest Weekly...

The coronavirus pandemic surged across the South Fork this week, with East Hampton Town recording its largest weekly increase in new cases yet, and portions of the region landing in the state’s microcluster zone protocols.

COVID Infections Spiking, County Warns Of ‘Serious Consequences’ For Party Hosts Over Holidays

COVID Infections Spiking, County Warns Of 'Serious Consequences' For Party Hosts Over Holidays

Halloween Spike, ‘Fatigue’ Spurs Concern About A New Infection Wave

Cases of COVID-19 in Suffolk County, and locally, have been on a steady uptick in the last two weeks, and spiked over the last three days to levels not seen since May, in what Suffolk County health officials say they suspect reflects the spread of coronavirus at Halloween parties.

Emergency Room Nurse Recalls What It Was Like Working During Peak Of Pandemic

Emergency Room Nurse Recalls What It Was Like Working During Peak Of Pandemic

Q&A: Breast Surgeon Says Early Detection Of Cancer Is Important Enough To Get Screened...

Q&A: Breast Surgeon Says Early Detection Of Cancer Is Important Enough To Get Screened Even During A Pandemic

Flu Shots Especially Important As the Summer of COVID-19 Becomes Flu Season

As more Americans in the northern states return to schools, workplaces and spend more time indoors, where both flu and the coronavirus spread most easily, doctors and nurses are trying to sound the alarm of heightened personal health dangers of a “co-infection” of flu and COVID-19, as well as the fears of a new spike in hospitalizations from the two respiratory viruses.

Testing Will Be Key To Discerning COVID-19 From Flu

The coming flu season and the similarities in symptoms of the flu and a coronavirus infection is expected to strain testing facilities’ ability to quickly confirm which, if either, infection a sick person has.

Two Stony Brook Hospitals Named National Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality

Last week, the National LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Index of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation named Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Stony Brook University Hospital as Leaders in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.

East Hampton Town Board Fast-Tracks New Emergency Room Facility

A scramble by the East Hampton Town Board to grant Stony Brook Southampton Hospital a necessary approval before a state grant deadline this month sparked a heated argument at two recent meetings of the Town Board over the hospital’s plans to build a satellite emergency room on Pantigo Road.

Q&A: How Has New York Tamed COVID-19? Medical Experts And Officials Weigh In

Q&A: How Has New York Tamed COVID-19? Medical Experts And Officials Weigh In

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Sag Harbor Woman After ALS Diagnosis

GoFundMe Page Set Up for Sag Harbor Woman After ALS Diagnosis

Exploring Indigenous Waterways

Paddlers interested in exploring the waterways traversed by the East End’s indigenous cultures are invited to join the Southampton Historical Museum in a “Long Island Indigenous Perspective Paddle Tour at Conscience Point,” which will be led by Chenae Bullock on Saturday, August 15.

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Has No COVID Patients For First Time Since March

Stony Brook Southampton Hospital announced on Friday that it has zero COVID-19 patients in its isolation unit for the first time since early March, after discharging a patient who had been in the hospital for 120 days, including four weeks on a ventilator.

After Thousands Attend Water Mill Chainsmokers Concert, State Officials Decry Town’s Decision to Allow...

Thousands of concertgoers attended a charity music festival headlined by The Chainsmokers in Water Mill on Saturday evening, drawing sharp condemnation from state public health officials and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

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Pilots Group Says East Hampton Airport Drives $77 Million Into Local Economy, Supports 800...

A pilots group this week released an economic study it commissioned that says the people who arrive in the Hamptons each year through East Hampton Airport drive nearly $80 million in spending and support more than 800 jobs.

Bridgehampton Copes With Flurry Of COVID-19 Cases

The Bridgehampton School, which currently has a total enrollment of only 211 students, has been dealing with a growing number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks.

Suffolk Worst In Continued Rise In COVID-19 Infections, Hospitalizations

One year after the first cases of COVID-19 were identified in the United States, Long Island continued to be the worst hot spot in New York State for the spread of the coronavirus this week — posting the highest infection rates, the highest hospitalization rate and the most new cases outside of New York City.