October 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/5

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Cortland County reports 2 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,559.

In all, eight new cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 15,112 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 129 patients, 42 of them confirmed positive. Seven people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 215 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 122,738 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported three new cases Friday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,334, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,380,073 people have been tested. Fiftytwo Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported three new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,322. The state reports 196,276 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

127,037 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 22,431 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 46.9% of the county’s total population and 55.4% of its adults. A total of 41.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 67,864 people have received at least one dose, or 66% of the population and 73.8% of its adults; 59.1% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 36,742 people with at least one dose, or 47.6% of the population and 56.6% of its adults; 41.7% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 10.83 million people have received at least one dose, or 54.2% of the state’s population and 65.9% of its adults; 46.5% of the total population and 57.9% of adults are fully vaccinated.

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.