October 20, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/21

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Cortland County reports 10 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,201.

In all, 20 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,168 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 284 patients, 59 of them confirmed positive. One person was hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 190 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 104,953 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported two new cases Monday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,066, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,057,678 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported eight new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,901. The state reports 171,277 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Tuesday. Five people were in isolation and eight in quarantine. It has reported 451 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 12 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 no new cases Sunday, leaving at 1,062 the number of confirmed cases since Aug. 15 — 21 new cases since April 9. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.04%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College reported its latest case April 1. The total was 29 cases since Aug. 1 and none in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 4,037 people. No figures were released Tuesday for students in isolation or quarantined.

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.

106,584 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 18,364 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 38.4% of the county’s population. A total of 28% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 58,098 people have received at least one dose, or 56.5% of the population; 36.2% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 30,122 people with at least one dose, or 39% of the population; 36.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 8.4 million people have received at least one dose, or 42.1% of the state’s population; 28.8% are fully vaccinated.