October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/12

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Cortland County:10 new cases

Cortland County reported 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,372.

In all, 24 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,739 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 206.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 259 patients, 51 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 198 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 114,003 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported four new cases Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,214, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,257,465 people have been tested. Fiftyone Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 10 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,155. The state reports 184,471 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

Colleges

• SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Monday. Four people were in isolation and one 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 318 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 one new case Monday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,078 — with six new cases since May 4. 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 5,590 people as of Tuesday. 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.

116,419 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 20,119 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 42.1% of the county’s total population and 51.4% of its adults. A total of 37.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated In Tompkins County, 63,415 people have received at least one dose, or 61.7% of the population and 70.1% of its adults; 50.9% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 32,885 people with at least one dose, or 42.6% of the population and 52.4% of its adults; 37.4% are fully vaccinated.