October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/3

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Tompkins County lifts state of emergency

Tompkins county will lift its COVID-19 state of emergency today, allowing it to expire after nearly 16 months.

Also, the county will update its data tracking table on Wednesdays starting next week, rather than daily.

“These changes mark significant positive milestones in our COVID-19 experience,” said Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “With the 4th of July weekend approaching, I encourage everyone to celebrate safely as we continue to move forward. Vaccine is proving to be effective at preventing severe illness from COVID-19, and if you haven’t already done so, please get vaccinated.”

Cortland County: No new virus cases for 4th day

Cortland County reported no new cases of COVID-19 Friday, the fourth consecutive day of no new cases, the number of confirmed cases remaining 4,591.

The number of people who have contracted the virus rose to 15,304 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 six patients, two of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 127,927 negative test results. The county has reported 64 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported one new case Friday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,360, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,396,760 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported two new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,355. The state reports 204,155 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

131,859 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 23,423 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 49% of the county’s total population and 57.4% of its adults. A total of 46.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 69,878 people have received at least one dose, or 68% of the population and 75.6% of its adults; 64.2% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 38,558 residents have received at least one dose, or 50% of the total population and 59% of its adults; 46.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.57 million people have received at least one dose, or 60.1% of the state’s population and 72.3% of its adults; 54.2% of the total population and 65.5% of adults are fully vaccinated.