December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/22

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Cortland County reports 4 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,604.

Another five cases were confirmed in Tompkins and Cayuga counties. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 15,354 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 11 patients, eight of them confirmed positive. No one was hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 129,832 negative test results. The county has reported 65 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported two new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,379, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,401,897 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported three new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,380. The state reports 207,537 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

133,450 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 23,769 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 49.7% of the county’s total population. A total of 47.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 70,458 people have received at least one dose, or 68.5% of the population; 65.1% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 39,223 residents have received at least one dose, or 50.8% of the total population; 47.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 11.89 million people have received at least one dose, or 59.5% of the state’s population; 54.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated.