December 8, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/29

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Cortland County reports 5 new cases

Cortland County reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,619.

Another 20 cases were confirmed Monday in Tompkins and Cayuga counties. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 15,391 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 34 patients, 15 of them confirmed positive. No one was hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 130,713 negative test results. The county has reported 65 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 12 new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,408, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,404,229 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins
    residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported eight new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,411. The state reports 208,859 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

134,278 get COVID shot in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 23,964 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 50.1% of the county’s total population and 58.6% of its people over 18. A total of 47.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 70,761 people have received at least one dose, or 68.8% of the population and 76.4% of people over 18; 65.3% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 39,553 residents have received at least one dose, or 51.3% of the total population and 60.3% of people over 18; 48.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.02 million people have received at least one dose, or 62.6% of the state’s population and 74.8% of its people over 18; 56.7% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 68.2% of its people over 18.