October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/2

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Cortland County adds 25 cases

Cortland County reported 25 new cases of COVID 19 Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,058.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 64 new cases Wednesday. The number of people who have
contracted the virus increased to 17,429 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 rising to 218.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 323 patients, 156 of them confirmed positive. Nine were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 255 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 137,498 negative test results. The county has reported 66 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 40 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,207. A total of 2,446,782 tests have been administered. Fifty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 24 new cases Wednesday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 7,164. The state reports 222,585 tests have been administered. Ninety-six people have died, the state reports.

Cortland rate passes 300 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 143 new cases of coronavirus from Aug. 25 to Tuesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 300.54 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: 300.54 — high
Tompkins: 352.32 — high
Cayuga: 282.07 — high
Onondaga: 200.64 — high
Broome: 233.09 — high
Chenango: 197 — high
Tioga: 141.07 — high
Madison: 150.83 — high

SUNY Cortland has 1 new case

SUNY Cortland reported one new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing to nine the number of cases since mid-August. Twelve people were in isolation and one was in quarantine.

The college reported 781 cases between Aug. 26, 2020, and Jan. 9, and another 323 on campus and 468 total from Jan. 10 to June 2.

140,396 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Tuesday that 25,245 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 52.8% of the county’s total population and 61.4% of its people over 18. A total of 49.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 73,279 people have received at least one dose, or 71.3% of the population and 79% of people over 18; 66.8% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 41,872 residents have received at least one dose, or 54.3% of the total population and 63.5% of people over 18; 50.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.03 million people have received at least one dose, or 67.4% of the state’s population and 79.8% of its people over 18; 60.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 71.7% of its people over 18.