October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/29

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Cayuga County to offer J&J shots next week

The Cayuga County Health Department offers a single-dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St. Road, Auburn.

This clinic is accessible only through the exterior entrance at the back of the mall between the movie theater entrance and the RV store.

People 18 years and older are eligible for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Bring photo ID that shows proof of age, and health insurance if you have it.

You must have an appointment, which can be made by going to www.cayugacounty.us/health and clicking no the “COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics” button.

Cortland County reports 5 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,533.

In all, 12 new cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 15,051 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 141 patients, 71 of them confirmed positive. Four people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 209 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 120,713 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported one new case Friday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,307, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,362,377 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported six new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,299. The state reports 193,783 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland last reported a new case among students May 13, but a case among staff on May 20. 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 no new cases Thursday. The number of cases since Aug. 15 is 1,088 — with five new cases since May 21. 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. 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.

125,081 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 22,018 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 46% of the county’s total population and 54.5% of its adults. A total of 40% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 67,146 people have received at least one dose, or 65.3% of the population and 73.2% of its adults; 58% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 35,921 people with at least one dose, or 46.6% of the population and 55.8% of its adults; 40.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 10.59 million people have received at least one dose, or 53% of the state’s population and 64.7% of its adults; 45.1% of the total population and 56.1% of adults are fully vaccinated.