November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/29

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Tompkins County health offices reopen

The Tompkins County Health Department reopened to the public at 8:30 a.m. Monday and will remain open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

Visitors and contractors will be required to wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status, the department announced.

Masks will be available at the front desk.

To schedule an appointment, call 607-274-6600.

“Fully opening our doors to the public after 15 months is a significant milestone for the department,” said Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “We look forward to seeing people in the building and offering more services in-person.”

Cortland County reports 1 new COVID case

Cortland County reported one new case of COVID-19 Monday, the number of confirmed cases remaining 4,591.

The number of people who have contracted the virus rose to 15,294 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. No new deaths were reported, the number of people who have died from the virus remained 208.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring eight patients, four of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 127,258 negative test results. The county has reported 64 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported no new cases Monday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,358, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,395,302 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported one new case Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,345. The state reports 203,244 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

131,341 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 23,318 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 48.8% of the county’s total population and 57.2% of its adults. A total of 45.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 69,683 people have received at least one dose, or 67.8% of the population and 75.5% of its adults; 64% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 38,340 residents have received at least one dose, or 49.7% of the total population and 58.7% of its adults; 46.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.48 million people have received at least one dose, or 59.7% of the state’s population and 71.9% of its adults; 53.7% of the total population and 65% of adults are fully vaccinated.