November 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/10

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Cortland County: 12 new cases

Cortland County reported 12 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,357.

In all, 54 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,702 the number of people who have contracted coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020. One new death was reported, the number of people who have died from the virus rising to 206.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 293 patients, 57 of them confirmed positive. Two people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 198 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 113,346 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 16 new cases Saturday and Sunday, and one new death. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,209, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,241,630 people have been tested. Fifty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 26 new cases over the weekend. Confirmed cases rose to 6,138. The state reports 183,871 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Friday or Saturday. Five people were in isolation and two in quarantine. It has reported 463 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 17 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 new case 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 5,560 people as of Sunday. 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.

116,006 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 20,009 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 41.8% of the county’s total population and 51.2% of its adults. A total of 36.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 63,267 people have received at least one dose, or 61.5% of the population and 71% of its adults; 50.4% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga

County has seen 32,730 people with at least one dose, or 42.4% of the population and 52.1% of its adults; 36.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 9.63 million people have received at least one dose, or 48.2% of the state’s population and 60% of its adults; 38.7% of the total population and 48.4% of adults are fully vaccinated.

Cayuga County clinic set for J&J single-dose shot

The Cayuga County Health Department plans a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Fingerlakes Mall located 1579, Clark St. Road in Auburn.

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

Access to the clinic from the inside of the mall will not be permitted.

People 18 and older can get the vaccine, but must show ID and make an appointment. To register, go to health and click on the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics button.