October 21, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/24

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Cortland County adds 43 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 43 new cases of COVID 19 on Monday, its first release of data since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,869.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 35 new cases Monday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 16,577 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. One new death was reported, the number who have died from the virus increased to 215.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 266 patients Monday, 112 of them confirmed positive. Seven were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 241 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 135,130 negative test results as of Monday The county has reported 66 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 10 new cases Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,900. A total of 2,426,858 tests have been administered. Fifty-five Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 25 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,908. The state reports 217,820 tests have been administered. Ninety-four people have died, the state reports.

138,391 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 24,879 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 52% of the county’s total population and 60.6% of its people over 18. A total of 48.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 72,417 people have received at least one dose, or 70.4% of the population and 78% of people over 18; 66.3% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 41,095 residents have received at least one dose, or 53.3% of the total population and 62.4% of people over 18; 49.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.76 million people have received at least one dose, or 66.2% of the state’s population and 78.6% of its people over 18; 59.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 70.7% of its people over 18.