December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/21

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Cortland County reports 16 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,478.

In all, 34 new cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 14,955 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 207.

■ The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 406 patients Monday, 88 of them confirmed positive. Four people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 204 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 118,030 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.

■ Tompkins County reported nine new cases Thursday. The number of confirmed cases remained at 4,283, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,321,931 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.

■ In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported nine new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,255. The state reports 190,187 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


■ SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Tuesday or Wednesday. Two people were in isolation and none in quarantine. It has reported 468 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 two among students in the past 14 days, although five among employees. 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 Tuesday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,082 — with four new cases since May 12. 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 Thursday.

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.

120,645 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 21,162 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 44.3% of the county’s total population and 53% of its adults. A total of 38.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 65,353 people have received at least one dose, or 63.6% of the population and 72.3% of its adults; 56.5% are fully vaccinated.

Cayuga County has seen 34,130 people with at least one dose, or 44.2% of the population and 53.9% of its adults; 39.3% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 10.17 million people have received at least one dose, or 51% of the state’s population and 62.7% of its adults; 42.9% of the total population and 53.5% of adults are fully vaccinated.