December 4, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/17

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Three counties report no new cases — again

Cortland County reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases remaining 4,584. No cases were reported in Tompkins or Cayuga counties, either — the second consecutive day of no new cases in the three counties.

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 39 patients, 16 of them confirmed positive. Four people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 219 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 125,409 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 2,389,992 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 200,238 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

129,538 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 22,995 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 48.1% of the county’s total population and 56.5% of its adults. A total of 44% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 68,924 people have received at least one dose, or 67.1% of the population and 74.8% of its adults; 62.4% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 37,619 residents have received at least one dose, or 48.8% of the total population and 57.7% of its adults; 44.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.2 million people have received at least one dose, or 56.1% of the state’s population and 67.7% of its adults; 49.9% of the total population and 60.9% 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.