November 29, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/7

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Cortland County adds 19 new cases

Cortland County has not filed new data on confirmed COVID-19 cases since Friday, when it reported 19 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 5,103.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 207 new cases between Saturday and Monday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 17,899 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 220.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 337 patients, 166 of them confirmed positive. Five were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 257 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 138,498 negative test results. The county has reported 66 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 122 new cases Saturday, Sunday and Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,453. A total of 2,467,222 tests have been administered. Fifty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 85 new cases over the long weekend, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 7,343. The state reports 225,807 tests have been administered. Ninety-eight people have died, the state reports.

2 new COVID cases at SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, one Friday and one Saturday, but none Sunday, bringing to 17 the number of cases since mid-August. Twenty-one people were in isolation and five 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.

Cortland rate at 254 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 121 new cases of coronavirus from Aug. 28 to Friday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 254.3 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: 254.3 — high
Tompkins: 409.08 — high
Cayuga: 313.41 — high
Onondaga: 201.51 — high
Broome: 264.06 — high
Chenango: 211.83 — high
Tioga: 163.89 — high
Madison: 179.02 — high

141,334 receive vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday that 25,407 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 53.1% of the county’s total population and 61.8% of its people over 18. A total of 49.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 73,730 people have received at least one dose, or 71.7% of the population and 79.4% of people over 18; 67% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 42,197 residents have received at least one dose, or 54.7% of the total population and 63.9% of people over 18; 50.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.19 million people have received at least one dose, or 68% of the state’s population and
80.5% of its people over 18; 60.7% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 72.3% of its people over 18.