October 21, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/22

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Cortland County: 11 new cases

Cortland County reported 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,212.

In all, 36 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,204 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 304 patients, 64 of them confirmed positive. Two people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 191 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 105,467 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 11 new cases Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,077, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,069,251 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 14 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,915. The state reports 171,926 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported one new case Wednesday. Five people were in isolation and 11 in quarantine. It has reported 453 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 296 cases this semester and 10 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 has not updated its figures since Sunday, when there were no new cases, 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 5,007 people as of Wednesday. There were no students in isolation and seven in quarantine.

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.

106,921 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 18,416 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 38.5% of the county’s population. A total of 28.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 58,273 people have received at least one dose, or 56.7% of the population; 36.6% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 30,232 people with at least one dose, or 39.2% of the population; 30% are fully vaccinated.