October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/26

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Cortland County reports nine new COVID cases

Cortland County reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,240.

In all, 38 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,315 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 207.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 312 patients, 62 of them confirmed positive. Three people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 195 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 107,214 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 17 new cases over the weekend, and one new death. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,113, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,113,847 people have been tested. Fifty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 12 new cases over the weekend. Confirmed cases rose to 5,962. The state reports 174,949 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported two new cases Thursday, but none Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Six people were in isolation and 10 in quarantine. It has reported 442 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 300 cases this semester and 10 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 on Thursday, increasing to 1,065 the number of confirmed cases since Aug. 15 seven new cases since April 16. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.03%.
  • 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 5,063 people as of Thursday. 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.

109,927 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 18,827 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 39.4% of the county’s population. A total of 31.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 60,125 people have received at least one dose, or 58.5% of the population; 39.7% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 30,975 people with at least one dose, or 40.2% of the population; 31.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 8.8 million people have received at least one dose, or 44.1% of the state’s population; 31.1% are fully vaccinated.