October 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/15

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Cortland County reports 1 new case of COVID

Cortland County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Sunday and Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,584.

In all, one new case was reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 15,267 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 45 patients, 22 of them confirmed positive. Seven people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 219 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 124,957 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported no new cases Monday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,346, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,389,229 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported no new cases Monday. Confirmed cases remained 6,337. The state reports 199,719 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

129,114 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 22,896 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 47.9% of the county’s total population and 56.3% of its adults. A total of 43.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 68,725 people have received at least one dose, or 66.9% of the population and 74.6% of its adults; 62% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 37,493 residents have received at least one dose, or 48.6% of the total population and 57.6% of its adults; 43.6% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.13 million people have received at least one dose, or 55.7% of the state’s population and 67.4% of its adults; 49.2% of the total population and 60.2% 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.