October 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/3

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Cortland County adds 26 new COVID-19 cases

Cortland County reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,084.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 100 new cases Thursday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 17,555 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 219.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 339 patients, 157 of them confirmed positive. Seven were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 255 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 138,168 negative test results. The county has reported 66 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 72 new cases Thursday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,279. A total of 2,451,088 tests have been administered. Fifty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 28 new cases Thursday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 7,192. The state reports 222,995 tests have been administered. Ninety-seven people have died, the state reports.

Cortland County rate at 277 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 132 new cases of coronavirus from Aug. 26 to Wednesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 277.42 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: 277.42 — high
Tompkins: 368.96 — high
Cayuga: 297.74 — high
Onondaga: 206.94 — high
Broome: 232.04 — high
Chenango: 201.24 — high
Tioga: 141.07 — high
Madison: 164.93 — high

SUNY Cortland reports 2 new COVID-19 cases

SUNY Cortland reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing to 11 the number of cases since mid-August. Fifteen people were in isolation and six were 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.

140,584 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Thursday that 25,274 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 52.8% of the county’s total population and 61.5% of its people over 18. A total of 49.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 73,370 people have received at least one dose, or 71.4% of the population and 79.1% of people over 18; 66.8% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 41,940 residents have received at least one dose, or 54.4% of the total population and 63.6% of people over 18; 50.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.06 million people have received at least one dose, or 67.5% of the state’s population and 80% of its people over 18; 60.3% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 71.8% of its people over 18.