October 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/19

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Cortland County reports 16 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 16 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,183.

In all, 65 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,112 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 245 patients, 54 of them confirmed positive. Two people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 189 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 103,863 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 18 new cases over the weekend. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,058, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,034,495 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 31 new cases Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,871. The state reports 170,387 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported one new case Saturday. Seven people were in isolation and 16 in quarantine. It has reported 449 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 295 cases this semester and one 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 three cases Friday, bringing it to 1,062 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 4,851 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.

105,792 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 18,211 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 38.6% of the county’s population. A total of 26.7% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 57,692 people have received at least one dose, or 56.1% of the population; 35.3% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 29,889 people with at least one dose, or 38.7% of the population; 29% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 8.26 million people have received at least one dose, or 41.4% of the state’s population; 28.1% are fully vaccinated.