October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/28

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Cortland County: 9 new cases

Cortland County reported nine new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,254.

In all, 16 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,351 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 204.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 276 patients, 54 of them confirmed positive. Three people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 196 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 107,896 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported one new case Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,116, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,132,017 people have been tested. Fifty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported six new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,981. The state reports 175,597 people have been tested. Ninety-one people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported two new cases Monday. Seven people were in isolation and nine 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 303 cases this semester and 12 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 one case Friday, but none Saturday, Sunday or Monday, increasing to 1,066 the number of confirmed cases since Aug. 15 — three new cases since April 20. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.02%.
  • 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 5,192 people as of Tuesday. There were no students in isolation, but two were 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

The state Health Department has reported that 18,913 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 39.5% of the county’s population. A total of 31.7% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 60,351 people have received at least one dose, or 58.7% of the population; 40.5% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 31,239 people with at least one dose, or 40.5% of the population; 32.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 8.91 million people have received at least one dose, or 44.6% of the state’s population; 31.9% are fully vaccinated.