October 25, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/28/2021

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Cortland County adds 30 new COVID-19 cases

Cortland County reported 30 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 4,965.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 165 new cases Thursday and Friday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 16,896 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 315 patients Friday, 157 of them confirmed positive. Eight were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 249 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 136,128 negative test results as of Friday The county has reported 66 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported 83 new cases Thursday and Friday, according to the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 4,913. A total of 2,433,957 tests have been administered. Fifty-five Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 82 new cases Thursday and Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,018. The state reports 220,248 tests have been administered. Ninetyfour people have died, the state reports.

139,365 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Thursday and Friday that 25,054 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 52.4% of the county’s total population and 61.5% of its people over 18. A total of 48.8% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 72,836 people have received at least one dose, or 70.0% of the population and 78.5% of people over 18; 66.5% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 41,475 residents have received at least one dose, or 53.8% of the total population and 62.9% of people over 18; 49.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.89 million people have received at least one dose, or 66.7% of the state’s population and 79.1% of its people over 18; 59.5% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 71.1% of its people over 18.