October 21, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/7

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Cortland County reports 4 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,563.

In all, 10 new cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 15,122 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 98 patients, 35 of them confirmed positive. Seven people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 215 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 123,031 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported two new cases Saturday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,336, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,382,192 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported four new cases Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,326. The state reports 196,980 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

127,320 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 22,503 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID vaccine, or 47.1% of the county’s total population and 55.5% of its adults. A total of 41.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 67,981 people have received at least one dose, or 66.1% of the population and 73.9% of its adults; 59.3% are fully vaccinated. Cayuga County has seen 36,836 people with at least one dose, or 47.8% of the population and 56.7% of its adults; 41.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 10.87 million people have received at least one dose, or 54.4% of the state’s population and 66.1% of its adults; 46.8% of the total population and 58.1% 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.