December 8, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/7

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Cortland County: 10 new cases

Cortland County reported 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,333.

In all, 21 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,615 the number of people who have contracted coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020.

No new deaths were reported, with the number of people who have died from the virus remaining at 205.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 302 patients, 62 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 197 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 111,743 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported six new cases Thursday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,184, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,211,767 people have been tested. Fifty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported five new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,098. The state reports 181,576 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

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.


  • SUNY Cortland reported one new case Wednesday. Seven people were in isolation and six in quarantine. It has reported 461 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 315 cases this semester and 16 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 Tuesday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,073 — with seven new cases since April 28. 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 5,552 people as of Thursday. No students were in isolation or quarantine.

114,174 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 19,769 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 41.3% of the county’s total population and 50.6% of its adults. A total of 36% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 62,786 people have received at least one dose, or 61.1% of the population and 70.4% of its adults; 49.2% are fully vaccinated.

Cayuga County has seen 32,241 people with at least one dose, or 41.8% of the population and 51.4% of its adults; 35.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 9.48 million people have received at least one dose, or 47.5% of the state’s population and 59.1% of its adults; 37% of the total population and 46.3% of adults are fully vaccinated.