October 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/9

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Cayuga County to offer testing clinic at college

Cayuga County will offer a free COVID-19 testing clinic Thursday at a new location, Cayuga Community College, 197 Franklin St., Auburn.

The event will be noon to 3 p.m. in the college’s cafeteria and is open to people who are not experiencing coronavirus symptoms. You must have an appointment, and be prepared to wait on site for up to 30 minutes for results.

Masks and social distancing are required.

To make an appointment, go to www.cayugacounty.us/health and click on the button titled “COVID-19 Clinics.”

Cortland County reports 3 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,573.

In all, five new cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 15,142 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.

n The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 95 patients, 35 of them confirmed positive. Six people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 218 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 123,644 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.

n Tompkins County reported no new cases Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,341, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,384,376 people have been tested. Fiftytwo Tompkins residents have died.

n In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported two new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,331. The state reports 197,557 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

127,812 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 22,594 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 47.2% of the county’s total population and 55.7% of its adults. A total of 41.8% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 68,155 people have received at least one dose, or 66.3% of the population and 74.1% of its adults; 59.8% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 37,063 residents have received at least one dose, or 48% of the total population and 57% of its adults; 42.3% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 10.94 million people have received at least one dose, or 54.8% of the state’s population and 66.4% of its adults; 47.5% of the total population and 58.7% 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.