October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/20

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Cortland County reports 2 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported two new cases of COVID-19 Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,599.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 15,345 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 21 patients, seven of them confirmed positive. No one was hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 129,550 negative test results. The county has reported 65 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported no new cases Monday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,377, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,401,348 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported no new cases Monday. Confirmed cases remained 6,373. The state reports 207,225 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

133,281 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 23,741 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 49.6% of the county’s total population and 58.1% of its adults. A total of 47.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 70,383 people have received at least one dose, or 68.5% of the population and 76.1% of its adults; 65% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 39,157 residents have received at least one dose, or 50.8% of the total population and 59.7% of its adults; 47.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.85 million people have received at least one dose, or 61.7% of the state’s population and 73.9% of its adults; 56% of the total population and 67.4% of adults are fully vaccinated.