December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/6

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Cortland County reports 14 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Sunday and Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 4,083.

In all, 51 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,713 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 215 patients, 65 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 186 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 98,068 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported seven new cases Monday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,951, 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 30 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,679. The state reports 160,900 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.

Colleges

  • SUNY Cortland reported one new cases Monday but none Sunday. Fourteen people were in isolation and 21 in quarantine. It has reported 424 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 287 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 4,318 people. Eight 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.

86,364 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 16,047 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 33.6% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 44,739 people have received at least one dose, or 43.5% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 25,578 people with at least one dose, or 33.2% of the population.

Statewide, 6.65 million people have received at least one dose, or 33.3% of the state’s population.

County offers first-dose clinic Wednesday

Cortland County plans a first-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday for anyone 18 and older.

The clinic will be 3 to 7 p.m. at SUNY Cortland’s Park Center, in conjunction with the college and Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, the county announced Monday.

New York will allow anyone 16 or older to get the coronavirus vaccine starting today, but Cortland County has been receiving the Moderna vaccine, which is limited to people 18 or older. An appointment is required for the clinic, and can be made at tinyurl.com/2bz6tjbc.

For help registering for an appointment, or for questions, call 607-756-3415.