November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/15

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Cortland County reports six new COVID cases

Cortland County reported six new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising at 4,147.

In all, 38 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,974 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 245 patients, 55 of them confirmed positive. Three people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 189 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 102,252 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 16 new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,019, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,987,225 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 16 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,810. The state reports 166,900 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Tuesday. Four people were in isolation and nine in quarantine. It has reported 430 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 291 cases this semester and seven 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 two cases Monday, bringing it to 1,049 confirmed cases since Aug. 15 — 17 new cases since April 6. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.04%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College reported its latest case April 1. The total was 28 cases since Aug. 1 and none in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 4,694 people. No 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.

100,615 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 17,675 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 37% of the county’s population. A total of 24.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 54,051 people have received at least one dose, or 52.6% of the population; 32.9% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 28,889 people with at least one dose, or 37.4% of the population; 27.6% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 7.81 million people have received at least one dose, or 39.1% of the state’s population; 25.9% are fully vaccinated.