December 4, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/8

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Cortland County: 12 new cases

Cortland County reported 10 new confirmed cases of COVID- 19 Friday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,345.

In all, 33 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,648 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 314 patients, 64 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 197 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 112,654 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported nine new cases Friday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,193, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,221,103 people have been tested. Fifty Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 14 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,112. The state reports 182,597 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


• SUNY Cortland reported one new case Thursday. Six people were in isolation and three 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 316 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 two cases Wednesday and one Thursday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,076 — with eight new cases since April 30.
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 5,522 people as of Friday. No students were 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.

115,273 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 19,867 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 47.7% of the county’s total population and 50.8% of its adults. A total of 36.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 62,906 people have received at least one dose, or 61.2% of the population and 70.6% of its adults; 49.5% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 32,500 people with at least one dose, or 42.1% of the population and 51.8% of its adults; 36.3% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 9.53 million people have received at least one dose, or 47.7% of the state’s population and 59.4% of its adults; 37.5% of the total population and 47% of adults are fully vaccinated.

First-dose clinic set in Auburn

The Cayuga County Health Department offers a first-dose Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road in Auburn.

Anyone 18 or older is eligible. Appointments are required and can be made at www.cayugacounty. us/health.

This clinic is accessible only through the exterior entrance at the back of the mall between the movie theater entrance and the RV store.