December 5, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/30

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Cortland County reports 4 new COVID cases; 26 in 2 counties

Cortland County reported four new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,623.

Another 26 cases were confirmed 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 51 patients, 18 of them confirmed positive. No one was hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 130,891 negative test results. The county has reported 65 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 20 new cases Thursday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,428, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,404,755 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported six new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,417. The state reports 209,084 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

134,427 get COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 24,006 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 50.2% of the county’s total population and 58.7% of its people over 18. A total of 47.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 70,800 people have received at least one dose, or 68.9% of the population and 76.5% of people over 18; 65.4% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 39,621 residents have received at least one dose, or 51.4% of the total population and 60.4% of people over 18; 48.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.03 million people have received at least one dose, or 62.7% of the state’s population and 74.9% of its people over 18; 56.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 68.3% of its people over 18.