October 21, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/2

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Cortland County: 12 new cases

Cortland County reported 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 4,052.

In all, 39 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,578 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 296 patients, 72 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 186 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 96,482 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 19 new cases Thursday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,913, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,821,649 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported eight new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,623. The state reports 158,698 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported two new cases Thursday. Twenty people were in isolation and seven in quarantine. It has reported 417 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 286 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 three cases Wednesday, bringing it to 1,020 confirmed cases since Aug. 15 — 97 new cases since March 25. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.22%. It remains in a yellow alert, restricting campus activities.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported a case March 26. The total was 27 cases since Aug. 1 and one in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 4,208 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.

80,753 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 15,283 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 32% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 41,169 people have received at least one dose, or 40.1% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 24,301 people with at least one dose, or 31.5% of the population.

Statewide, 6.19 million people have received at least one dose, or 31% of the state’s population.