December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/21

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Cortland County adds 21 cases

Cortland County reported 21 new cases of COVID 19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,826.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 48 new cases Friday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 16,328 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. No new deaths were reported, the number who have died from the virus remains 214.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 237 patients, 109 of them confirmed positive. Seven were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 241 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 134,747 negative test results. The county has reported 66 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 19 new cases Friday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,738. A total of 2,422,789 tests have been administered. Fifty-five Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 29 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,810. The state reports 216,612 tests have been administered. Ninety-three people have died, the state reports.

Cortland County rate climbs past 190 per 100,000

Cortland County has reported 103 new cases of coronavirus from Aug. 14 to Friday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 193.55 new cases per 100,000 people over the past week, up from 163.93 per 100,000 a day earlier.

The county was listed as having a “high risk” of transmission. Cayuga, Onondaga, Chenango, Broome, Madison and Tioga counties also have been listed as “high risk,” with transmission rates above 100 cases per 100,000 over the past week.

The CDC recommends indoor masking in counties that exceed 50 cases per 100,000 over seven days.

The rates and risk, from the CDC:
Cortland: 193.35 — high
Tompkins: 133.10 — high
Cayuga: 262.48 — high
Onondaga: 154.61 — high
Broome: 152.77 — high
Chenango: 173.70 — high
Tioga: 120.32 — high
Madison: 100.08 — high

137,838 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 24,762 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 51.8% of the county’s total population and 60.3% of its people over 18. A total of 48.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 72,157 people have received at least one dose, or 70.2% of the population and 77.8% of people over 18; 66.2% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 40,919 residents have received at least one dose, or 53% of the total population and 62.1% of people over 18; 49.3% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.68 million people have received at least one dose, or 65.8% of the state’s population and 78.1% of its people over 18; 58.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 70.3% of its people over 18.

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