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See hospital beds available on Long Island

A Newsday analysis of New York State Health Department data shows that Long Island has about 7,250 hospital beds and 481 intensive care-specific beds.

That would be approximately 2.55 hospital beds per 1,000 people, slightly lower than the U.S. average of 2.8.

This could be a concern as the coronavirus reaches peak infection rate because Long Island has a significant 60-and-older population, which Census American Community Survey estimates at 686,652.

This graphic does not include 1,025 beds at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center on Nassau County’s border in Queens, or the 460 beds at the VA Medical Center in Northport.

A graphic on Thursday incorrectly stated the number intensive care-unit beds at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital and Mercy Medical Center. The number of ICU beds are eight and 13, respectively.

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