October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/8

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Cortland County adds 79 cases, 3 more deaths

Cortland County has confirmed 79 new cases of COVID-19 cases since Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,103. Three new deaths were reported over the weekend.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 53 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 18,031 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The three new deaths raise the number who have died from the virus to 223.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 290 patients, 155 of them confirmed positive. Five were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 260 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 138,498 negative test results. The county has reported 69 deaths.
    The county reported all three deaths were at nursing homes. State data show two new deaths at Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center as of Monday, bringing it to 22. However no new deaths were reported at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center or Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s nursing and rehabilitation facility. They remained at 15 and four deaths, respectively.
  • Tompkins County reported 18 new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,471. A total of 2,469,282 tests have been administered. Fifty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 35 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,378. The state reports 226,011 tests have been administered. Ninety-eight people have died, the state reports.

SUNY Cortland reports 2 cases

SUNY Cortland reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, but none Monday, bringing to 19 the number of cases on campus 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 254 per 100K

Cortland County reported 124 new cases of coronavirus from Aug. 31 to Monday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 260.61 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: 20.61 — high
Tompkins: 308.28 — high
Cayuga: 297.74 — high
Onondaga: 209.11 — high
Broome: 280.33 — high
Chenango: 222.42 — high
Tioga: 172.19 — high
Madison: 234.00 — high

141,426 get shot in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday that 25,430 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 53.2% 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, 73,764 people have received at least one dose, or 71.8% of the population and 79.5% of people over 18; 67% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 42,232 residents have received at least one dose, or 54.7% of the total population and 64% of people over 18; 50.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.21 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.