October 19, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/4

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Cortland County reports 11 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,301.

In all, 23 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,506 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 257 patients, 53 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 two new cases Monday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,160, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,185,354 people have been tested. Fifty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 10 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,072. The state reports 179,452 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Sunday. Nine people were in isolation and four in quarantine. It has reported 458 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 5,367 people as of Monday. 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.

113,431 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 19,512 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 40.8% of the county’s population. A total of 34.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 62,034 people have received at least one dose, or 60.3% of the population; 45.5% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 31,885 people with at least one dose, or 41.3% of the population; 34.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 9.31 million people have received at least one dose, or 46.6% of the state’s population; 35.2% are fully vaccinated.