November 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/28

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Cortland County reports 9 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported nine new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,528.

In all, 16 new cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 15,039 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 161 patients, 71 of them confirmed positive. Three people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 208 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 119,552 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported three new cases Thursday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,306, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,357,203 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported four new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,293. The state reports 193,234 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland last reported a new case among students May 13. No people were in isolation or 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 323 cases this semester and one among students in the past 14 days, although four among employees. It reported 781 cases between Aug. 26 and Jan. 9, college and State University of New York data show.
  • Cornell University reported two new cases Wednesday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,088 — with five new cases since May 20. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.02%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported a case May 15. The total was 31 cases since Aug. 1 and two in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 5,703 people as of Wednesday.

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.

124,601 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 21,939 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 45.9% of the county’s total population and 54.3% of its adults. A total of 39.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 66,984 people have received at least one dose, or 65.2% of the population and 73.1% of its adults; 57.9% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 35,678 people with at least one dose, or 46.2% of the population and 55.5% of its adults; 40.6% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 10.54 million people have received at least one dose, or 52.8% of the state’s population and 64.4% of its adults; 44.8% of the total population and 55.8% of adults are fully vaccinated.