October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/3

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Cortland County reports 15 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday and Sunday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,290.

In all, 61 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,483 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 205.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 258 patients, 49 of them confirmed positive. Two people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 196 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 110,305 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 4,158, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,181,874 people have been tested. Fifty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 28 new cases Saturday and Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,062. The state reports 179,192 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Friday or Saturday. Thirteen people were in isolation and five in quarantine. It has reported 454 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 311 cases this semester and 13 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 Thursday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,068 — with three new cases since April 23. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.01%.
  • 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 5,312 people as of Sunday. There were no students in isolation or 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.

112,807 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 19,471 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 40.7% of the county’s population. A total of 34.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 61,987 people have received at least one dose, or 60.3% of the population; 45.2% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 31,837 people with at least one dose, or 41.3% of the population; 34.3% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 9.28 million people have received at least one dose, or 46.5% of the state’s population; 34.9% are fully vaccinated.

Cayuga County offers vaccine

The Cayuga County Health Department offers a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinic Thursday at the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road in Auburn.

The clinic from 4 to 6 p.m. is accessible only through the exterior entrance at the back of the mall between the movie theater entrance and the RV store.

People must be 18 or older and must bring photo ID that shows proof of age.

An appointment is required, and can be made by going to www.cayugacounty.us/health and clicking on the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics button.