December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/5

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Cortland County reports 11 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 4,069.

In all, 44 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,662 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 248 patients, 70 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 186 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 97,637 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 19 new cases Saturday and Sunday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,944, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,870,309 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 14 new cases over the weekend. Confirmed cases rose to 5,649. The state reports 160,900 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Saturday. Sixteen people were in isolation and 22 in quarantine. It has reported 418 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 14 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 one case Thursday, bringing it to 1,021 confirmed cases since Aug. 15 — 68 new cases since March 26. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.21%. It remains in a yellow alert, restricting campus activities.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College reported one case Thursday. The total was 28 cases since Aug. 1 and two in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 4,227 people. Eighteen students were quarantined; three 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.

80,753 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 15,867 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 33.2% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 43,816 people have received at least one dose, or 42.6% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 25,135 people with at least one dose, or 32.5% of the population.

Statewide, 6.48 million people have received at least one dose, or 32.5% of the state’s population.