November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/19

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COVID death in Tompkins County reported

Cortland County did not issue a report Tuesday about COVID-19 in Cortland County. On Monday, it had reported 10 new cases of COVID-19, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,441.

Four new cases were reported in Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to at least 14,871 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 207.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 333 patients Monday, 68 of them confirmed positive. Three people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 202 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 116,436 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported no new cases Tuesday, however it did report one new death. The number of confirmed cases remained at 4,256, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,307,025 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported four new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,235. The state reports 188,759 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Monday. Two people were in isolation and none in quarantine. It has reported 467 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 322 cases this semester and three 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 Monday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,082 — with four new cases since May 11. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.02%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported a case Saturday. The total was 31 cases since Aug. 1 and two in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 5,703 people as of Tuesday.

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.

119,024 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 20,654 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 43.2% of the county’s total population and 52.3% of its adults. A total of 38.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 64,620 people have received at least one dose, or 62.9% of the population and 71.9% of its adults; 55.3% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 33,750 people with at least one dose, or 43.7% of the population and 53.5% of its adults; 38.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 10.03 million people have received at least one dose, or 50.2% of the state’s population and 62% of its adults; 42.2% of the total population and 52.6% of adults are fully vaccinated.