October 25, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/5

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Clinic set for next week in Moravia

MORAVIA — The Cayuga County Health Department will offer a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Moravia Central School, 68 S. Main St., Moravia.

The clinic, in the middle school gymnasium, will offer the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines.

Children 12 and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18, the department announced.

Cortland County reports 3 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 4,638.

Another 26 cases were confirmed Wednesday in Tompkins and Cayuga counties. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 15,568 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. One new deaths was reported, the number of people who have died from the virus rising to 211.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 58 patients, 17 of them confirmed positive. Four were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 226 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 131,670 negative test results. The county has reported 65 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported 19 new cases Wednesday and one new death, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,488. A total of 2,407,870 tests have been administered. Fiftyfour Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported seven new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,442. The state reports 210,438 tests have been administered. Ninety- two people have died, the state reports.

Cortland County rate still below CDC threshold

Cortland County has reported 20 new cases of coronavirus since July 29, giving it a rate of 41.8 new cases per 100,000 people, still below the rate the national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sets before it recommends masking in indoor public spaces.

Cortland County officials, however, have already called for masking where social distancing is not possible.

Tompkins County reported 80 new cases, giving it a rate of 77.8 cases per 100,000, and has called for indoor masking. Cayuga County has, too, although its 31 cases in the past week gives it a rate of 40.18 cases per 100,000.

Other rates, from the CDC:
Onondaga: 70.35
Broome: 45.15
Chenango: 76.26
Tioga: 43.57
Madison: 22.55

135,296 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 24,181 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 50.6% of the county’s total population and 59.1% of its people over 18.

A total of 47.8% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 71,152 people have received at least one dose, or 69.2% of the population and 76.8% of people over 18; 65.6% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 39,963 residents have received at least one dose, or 51.8% of the total population and 60.8% of people over 18; 48.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.2 million people have received at least one dose, or 63.4% of the state’s population and 75.7% of its people over 18; 57.3% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 68.8% of its people over 18.