October 16, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/12

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Cortland County to offer 2 clinics

Cortland County will offer vaccination clinics next week in rural parts of the county:

  • 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Morton Building, 2 Peck St., Marathon. Sign up at tinyurl. com/fcvjscyd.
  • 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the rescue squad building, Route 26, Cincinnatus. Sign up at tinyurl. com/3matswwv.

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 4,582. However, Tompkins reported its third consecutive day of no new cases.

In all, eight new cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 15,262 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 71 patients, 31 of them confirmed positive. Seven people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 219 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 124,590 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported no new cases Friday — the third consecutive day of no new COVID-19 cases. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,344, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,387,304 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported three new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,336. The state reports 198,857 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

128,631 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 22,804 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 47.7% of the county’s total population and 56.1% of its adults. A total of 43% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 68,502 people have received at least one dose, or 66.6% of the population and 74.4% of its adults; 60.7% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 37,325 residents have received at least one dose, or 48.4% of the total population and 57.3% of its adults; 43% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.07 million people have received at least one dose, or 55.4% of the state’s population and 67% of its adults; 48.5% of the total population and 59.6% 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.