October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/8

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County declaration expires

Cortland County’s state of emergency declaration, in effect since March 15, 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began to surge, expired on Tuesday.

The order was issued by the chief executive of the county, County Administrator Rob Corpora, under Section 24 of state Executive Law.

“Due to the diligence of our community in response to COVID-19, as of 4 p.m. today, the Emergency Declaration has expired and will not be renewed at this time,” the county announced Tuesday.

No new cases in Cortland

Cortland County reported no new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases remained at 4,592.

The number of people who have contracted the virus rose to 15,315 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 at 208.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring three 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 128,310 negative test results. The county has reported 64 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported no new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,365, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,397,729 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported one new case Wednesday. Confirmed cases increased to 6,358. The state reports 204,958 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

132,217 get vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 23,495 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 49.1% of the county’s total population and 57.6% of its adults. A total of 46.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 70,045 people have received at least one dose, or 68.1% of the population and 75.8% of its adults; 64.5% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 38,677 residents have received at least one dose, or 50.1% of the total population and 59.1% of its adults; 47% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.64 million people have received at least one dose, or 60.6% of the state’s population and 72.7% of its adults; 54.7% of the total population and 66.4% of adults are fully vaccinated.