October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/16

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Three counties report no new COVID cases

Cortland County reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and Monday, the number of confirmed cases remaining 4,584.

No cases were reported in Tompkins or Cayuga counties, either.

The number of people who have contracted the virus remains 15,267 across the three counties 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 47 patients, 20 of them confirmed positive. Four people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 219 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 125,202 negative test results. The county has reported 63 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported no new cases Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,346, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,389,404 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported no new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases remained 6,337. The state reports 199,901 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

129,331 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 22,947 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 48% of the county’s total population and 56.4% of its adults. A total of 43.8% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 68,835 people have received at least one dose, or 67% of the population and 74.7% of its adults; 62.2% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 37,549 residents have received at least one dose, or 48.7% of the total population and 57.6% of its adults; 43.9% are fully vaccinated. Statewide, 11.17 million people have received at least one dose, or 55.9% of the state’s population and 67.6% of its adults; 49.6% of the total population and 60.6% 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.

Vaccination clinic in Groton is Thursday

GROTON — The Tompkins County Health Department will offer COVID-19 vaccination clinics, including one Thursday in Groton for students.

The event at Groton School District is 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday for students age 12 and older. The first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be administered. The registration link was shared by the school district.

For people under 18, a parent or guardian is required to identify the minor and provide consent.

“In Tompkins County, 74% of our population 18 years and older have at least one vaccine dose, said Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “This has been an incredible effort in our community, and I want to thank Cayuga Health System, the local school districts, and other community partners who have played a role in vaccination.”

Details about other clinics, including clinics in Trumansburg, Caroline and Enfield, can be found at tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19popup.

Cayuga County offers COVID testing clinic

Cayuga County will offer a free COVID-19 testing clinic from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday at Cayuga Community College for people not displaying symptoms, the county announced.

This is a rapid-result clinic, with no residency requirement. No appointment is required, either.