December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/16

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Cortland County reports 1 new COVID case

Cortland County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 4,596.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 15,335 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 209.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring five patients, all five confirmed positive. No one was hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 129,230 negative test results. The county has reported 65 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported one new case Thursday. The number of confirmed cases increased to 4,373, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,400,305 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported two new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,366. The state reports 206,513 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

132,928 get COVID vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 23,668 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 49.5% of the county’s total population and 58% of its adults. A total of 46.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 70,273 people have received at least one dose, or 68.4% of the population and 76% of its adults; 64.9% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 38,987 residents have received at least one dose, or 50.5% of the total population and 59.5% of its adults; 47.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.79 million people have received at least one dose, or 61.3% of the state’s population and 73.5% of its adults; 55.6% of the total population and 67% of adults are fully vaccinated.