October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/10

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Cortland County reports no new cases

Cortland County reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases remaining 4,573.

In all, four 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.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 93 patients, 31 of them confirmed positive. Six people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 218 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 123,833 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported three new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,344, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,385,193 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported one new case Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,332. The state reports 197,863 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

128,024 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 22,634 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 47.3% of the county’s total population and 55.8% of its adults. A total of 42% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 68,263 people have received at least one dose, or 66.4% of the population and 74.2% of its adults; 60% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 37,127 residents have received at least one dose, or 48.1% of the total population and 57.1% of its adults; 42.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 10.98 million people have received at least one dose, or 55% of the state’s population and 66.6% of its adults; 47.9% of the total population and 59% of adults are fully vaccinated.

Public schools

Here are how many cases of COVID have been reported at schools, according to the New York State Health Department.