October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/15

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Tompkins County offers walk-in clinic

The Tompkins County Health Department and Cayuga Health System offers a COVID-19 vaccination clinic 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Shops at Ithaca Mall.

This is a walk-in clinic for anyone 18 and older.

No appointment is required.

For details, go to tompkinscountyny.gov/health/ covid19popup#mall-may18.

Cortland County: 10 new cases

Cortland County reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,416.

In all, 39 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,841 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 291 patients, 75 of them confirmed positive. Three people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 200 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 115,555 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported nine new cases Friday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,230, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,280,881 people have been tested. Fifty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 20 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,197. The state reports 187,153 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported three new cases Thursday. Four people were in isolation and four in quarantine. It has reported 466 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 321 cases this semester and 10 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 no new cases Thursday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,079 — with three new cases since May 7. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.02%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College reported one case Thursday, its first confirmed case since April 1. The total was 30 cases since Aug. 1 and one in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 5,687 people as of Friday. One student was in isolation; none were quarantined.

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.

117,448 get COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 20,310 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 42.5% of the county’s total population and 51.7% of its adults.

A total of 37.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated

In Tompkins County, 63,972 people have received at least one dose, or 62.2% of the population and 71.6% of its adults; 54.8% are fully vaccinated.

Cayuga County has seen 33,166 people with at least one dose, or 43% of the population and 52.8% of its adults; 38.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 9.83 million people have received at least one dose, or 49.2% of the state’s population and 61.2% of its adults; 40.8% of the total population and 51% of adults are fully vaccinated.