November 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/27

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Cortland County adds 24 new COVID-19 cases

Cortland County reported 24 new cases of COVID 19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,935.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 35 new cases Wednesday, the last day figures were released. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 16,635 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. No new death was reported, the number who have died from the virus remained 215.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 278 patients Thursday, 138 of them
    confirmed positive. Eight were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 247 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 135,937 negative test results as of Thursday The county has reported 66 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 23 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,830. A total of 2,427,885 tests have been administered. Fifty-five Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 12 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,936. The state reports 218,927 tests have been administered. Ninety-four people have died, the state reports.

138,813 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Wednesday that 24,955 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 52.2% of the county’s total population and 60.7% of its people over 18. A total of 48.7% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 72,591 people have received at least one dose, or 70.6% of the population and 78.3% of people over 18; 66.4% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 41,267 residents have received at least one dose, or 53.5% of the total population and 62.6% of people over 18; 49.6% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.81 million people have received at least one dose, or 66.4% of the state’s population and 78.8% of its people over 18; 59.3% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 70.8% of its people over 18.