Cortland County reports nine new cases
Cortland County reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 4,017.
In all, 30 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,482 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 205.
- The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 295 patients, 59 of them confirmed positive. Two people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 186 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 95,093 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
- Tompkins County reported 14 new cases Monday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,866, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,780,800 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
- In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported seven new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,599. The state reports 156,927 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.
- SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Sunday or Monday. Ten people were in isolation and seven in quarantine. It has reported 397 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 281 cases this semester and 19 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 28 cases Thursday and 113 since March 15, bringing it to 953 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.22%. It remains in a yellow alert, restricting campus activities.
- Tompkins Cortland Community College reported one case Friday. The total was 27 cases since Aug. 1 and three in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 3,979 people. No students were quarantined; one was isolated.
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.
72,021 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties
The state Health Department has reported that 14,720 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 30.8% of the county’s population.
In Tompkins County, 39,778 people have received at least one dose, or 38.7% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 23,381 people with at least one dose, or 30.3% of the population.
Statewide, 5.9 million people have received at least one dose, or 29.6% of the state’s population.
Cayuga County offers vaccine to those 30-plus
Following Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Monday that COVID-19 vaccinations will be available for anyone over 30, starting at 8 a.m. today, Cayuga County has opened a vaccine clinic on Wednesday to that population.
The clinic will be 10 a.m. to 1:10 p.m at the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road in Auburn.
This clinic is accessible only through the exterior entrance on the back side of the mall between the movie theater entrance and the RV store.
Access from inside the mall will not be permitted.
You are eligible for this clinic if you fall under Phase 1a or Phase 1b of the New York State guidance—which includes all people aged 30 and older, or people 18 to 29 with a qualifying health condition.
An appointment is required, and can be made at www.cayugacounty.us/health.