October 20, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/31

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Cortland County tops 5,000 cases

Cortland County reported 44 new cases of COVID 19 from Saturday to Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,009. Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 110 new cases Monday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 17,262 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 remaining 217.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 318 patients, 146 of them confirmed positive. Eight were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 252 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 136,867 negative test results. The county has reported 66 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 66 new cases Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,138. A total of 2,442,063 tests have been administered. Fifty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 44 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,115. The state reports 221,779 tests have been administered. Ninety-five people have died, the state reports.

SUNY Cortland reports 5 cases

SUNY Cortland reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, its first new cases since Aug. 11. Five people were in isolation and two others were in quarantine. It reported 781 cases between Aug. 26, 2020, and Jan. 9, and another 323 on-campus and 468 total from Jan. 10 to June 2.

Cortland County rate passes 260 per 100,000

Cortland County has reported 126 new cases of coronavirus from Aug. 23 to Sunday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 264.81 new cases per 100,000 people over the past week.

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: 264.81 — high
Tompkins: 275.98 — high
Cayuga: 245.51 — high
Onondaga: 177.62 — high
Broome: 217.34 — high
Chenango: 175.82 — high
Tioga: 120.32 — high
Madison: 132.50 — high

139,967 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday that 25,182 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 52.7% of the county’s total population and 61.3% of its people over 18. A total of 49% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 73,077 people have received at least one dose, or 71.1% of the population and 78.8% of people over 18; 66.7% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 41,708 residents have received at least one dose, or 54.1% of the total population and 63.2% of people over 18; 50% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.97 million people have received at least one dose, or 67.2% of the state’s population and 79.6% of its people over 18; 59.9% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 71.5% of its people over 18.