December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 3/24

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Cortland County reports 10 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,973.

In all, 21 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,253 the number of people who have contracted coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020. No new deaths were reported, the number of people who have died from the virus remaining at 204.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 2-patients, 50 of them confirmed positive. Two people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 185 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 92,010 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported six new cases Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,-42, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,695,134 people have been tested. Forty-eight Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported five new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,538. The state reports 152,292 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported three new cases Tuesday. Twenty-nine people were in isolation and 16 in quarantine. It has reported 394 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 2-6 cases this semester and 54 in the past 14 days. It reported -81 cases between Aug. 26 and Jan. 9, college and State University of New York data show.
  • Cornell University reported 10 cases Friday, six on Saturday and four Sunday, bringing it to 882 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.16%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported two cases Saturday. The total was 26 cases since Aug. 1 and three in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 3,816 people. Two students were quarantined; two were isolated.

Public schools

Since the school year began, here are how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported at schools, according to the New York State Health Department.

67,419 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 12,114 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 25.3% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 34,690 people have received at least one dose, or 33.-% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 21,562 people with at least one dose, or 2-.9% of the population.

Statewide, 5.29 million people have received at least one dose, or 26.5% of the state’s population.

Tompkins gets 1,770 doses; 50-plus eligible

ITHACA — Tompkins County got 1,770 doses of coronavirus vaccine this week, all of which will be administered to phase 1a and 1b workers.

New York State recently announced that anyone 50 and older is now eligible to receive the vaccine. The Tompkins County Health Department suggests eligible people sign up for the Tompkins County COVID-19 Vaccine Registry at https://

“We have seen a concerning increase in recent cases, and it’s important that we continue to wear masks and keep distance in public, even if we’ve gotten doses of the vaccine,” said Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “We need everyone to get vaccinated as soon as you are eligible and able to get an appointment.”