“The coronavirus is still here,” Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman said Thursday morning, September 10, during a brief Town Board work session.

Two out of every 100 tests for coronavirus saw a positive result as of September 9, he reported. According to the online map displayed by Suffolk County, there were 52 new cases reported countywide that day, bringing the county total to 45,593 since the pandemic began in March.

While some days have seen infection rates below 1 percent, on Wednesday the rate increased to 1.8 percent. Thirty-three patients suffering from COVID-19 were hospitalized across the county, a figure up by four from the day before. Hospitalizations in that range have been constant “for a while now,” Mr. Schneiderman said.

In Southampton, where the county reports a total of 1,197 cases, Mr. Schneiderman said there are “a few” new cases reported each day [more].