December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 3/25

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Cortland County reports 7 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported seven new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,980.

In all, 29 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,282 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 262 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 92,491 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 15 new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,757, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,708,726 people have been tested. Forty-eight Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported seven new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,545. The state reports 152,873 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported one new case Wednesday. Twenty-five people were in isolation and 44 in quarantine. It has reported 396 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 277 cases this semester and 52 in the past 14 days. It reported 781 cases between Aug. 26 and Jan. 9, college and State University of New York data show.
  • Cornell University reported seven cases Monday, bringing it to 889 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 two in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 3,897 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 12,211 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 25.5% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 35,203 people have received at least one dose, or 34.2% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 21,732 people with at least one dose, or 28.2% of the population.

Statewide, 5.37 million people have received at least one dose, or 26.9% of the state’s population.