December 5, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/1

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Cortland County reports 11 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 4,040.

In all, 32 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,539 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 300 patients, 68 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 186 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 95,987 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 16 new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,894, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,811,481 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported five new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,615. The state reports 158,033 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Tuesday or Wednesday. Seventeen people were in isolation and 10 in quarantine. It has reported 425 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 284 cases this semester and 21 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 14 cases Monday and 11 Tuesday, bringing it to 1,017 confirmed cases since Aug. 15 118 new cases since March 24. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.23%. It remains in a yellow alert, restricting campus activities.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported a case Friday. The total was 27 cases since Aug. 1 and one in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 4,128 people. Eight students were quarantined; one was 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.

72,021 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 14,917 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 31.2% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 40,566 people have received at least one dose, or 39.5% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 23,768 people with at least one dose, or 30.8% of the population.

Statewide, 6.01 million people have received at least one dose, or 30.4% of the state’s population.