October 20, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/30

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Cortland County adds 30 cases

Cortland County reported 30 new cases of COVID 19 on Friday, the last day figures were released, bringing the total number of cases to 4,965.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 212 new cases Saturday and Sunday The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 17,108 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. Two new death was reported, the number who have died from the virus increased to 217.

  • 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 159 new cases Saturday and Sunday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,072. A total of 2,440,922 tests have been administered. Fifty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 53 new cases Saturday and Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,071. The state reports 221,387 tests have been administered. Ninety-five people have died, the state reports.

139,848 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Saturday and Sunday that 25,161 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 52.6% of the county’s total population and 61.2% of its people over 18. A total of 48.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 73,031 people have received at least one dose, or 70.1% of the population and 78.7% of people over 18; 66.6% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 41,656 residents have received at least one dose, or 54% of the total population and 63.2% of people over 18; 50% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.95 million people have received at least one dose, or 67% of the state’s population and 79.4% of its people over 18; 59.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 71.4% of its people over 18.