November 29, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/17

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Cortland County: 12 new cases

Cortland County reported 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,167.

In all, 33 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,047 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 206.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 242 patients, 57 of them confirmed positive. Two people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 189 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 103,286 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported six new cases Friday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,040, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,008,740 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 15 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,840. The state reports 168,894 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported four new cases Thursday. Eight people were in isolation and 13 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 294 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 five cases Wednesday and three cases Thursday, bringing it to 1,059 confirmed cases since Aug. 15 — 21 new cases since April 9. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.05%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College reported its latest case April 1. The total was 29 cases since Aug. 1 and one in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 4,796 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.

102,805 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 17,826 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 37.3% of the county’s population. A total of 25% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 55,665 people have received at least one dose, or 54.2% of the population; 34.4% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 29,314 people with at least one dose, or 38% of the population; 28.6% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 8.03 million people have received at least one dose, or 40.2% of the state’s population; 27% are fully vaccinated.