October 25, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/16

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Cortland County reports 8 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising at 4,155. It reported one new death.

In all, 38 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,012 the number of people who have contracted coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020. One new death was reported, the number of people who have died from the virus rising to 206.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 243 patients, 53 of them confirmed positive. Two people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 189 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 102,801 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 15 new cases Thursday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,034, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,997,652 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 15 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,825. The state reports 168,229 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Wednesday. Four people were in isolation and eight in quarantine. It has reported 435 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 Tuesday, bringing it to 1,051 confirmed cases since Aug. 15 — 16 new cases since April 7. 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 one in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 4,755 people. Seven 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.

101,067 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 17,733 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 37.1% of the county’s population. A total of 24.8% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 54,299 people have received at least one dose, or 52.8% of the population; 34% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 29,035 people with at least one dose, or 37.6% of the population; 28.3% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 7.91 million people have received at least one dose, or 39.6% of the state’s population; 26.4% are fully vaccinated.