November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/2

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Cortland County remains below mask threshold

Cortland County recorded 17 confirmed cases of COVID-19 between July 25 and Saturday, state Health Department data showed Sunday, giving it a rate of 35.5 cases per 100,000 people over the week, less than the 50 cases per 100,000 suggested for advising people to return to wearing masks indoors.

The national Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommended masks in public indoor settings if the sevenday rate exceeded 50 cases per 100,000 on Tuesday.

Tompkins County exceeded that level last week, tallying 66 cases for a rate of 64.2 per 100,000. Its public health department called for a return to indoor masks on Friday.

Cayuga County totaled 31 cases, for a rate of 40.2 per 100,000.

Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 25 cases

Cortland County did not report confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend. On Friday, it reported four new cases of COVID-19, placing the number of confirmed cases at 4,627.

Another 25 cases were confirmed over the weekend in Tompkins and Cayuga counties. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 15,414 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 71 patients, 22 of them confirmed positive. No one was hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 131,083 negative test results. The county has reported 65 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported 18 new cases Saturday and Sunday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,459. A total of 2,406,620 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported six new cases over the weekend. Confirmed cases rose to 6,426. The state reports 209,913 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

134,896 get vaccine in 3 local counties

The state Health Department has reported that 24,102 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 50.4% of the county’s total population and 58.9% of its people over 18. A total of 47.7% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 701,003 people have received at least one dose, or 69.1% of the population and 76.7% of people over 18; 65.5% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 39,791 residents have received at least one dose, or 51.6% of the total population and 60.6% of people over 18; 48.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.14 million people have received at least one dose, or 63.1% of the state’s population and 75.4% of its people over 18; 57.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 68.6% of its people over 18.