October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/9

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Cortland County reports 26 new cases of COVID

Cortland County has reported 26 new cases of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,206.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 43 new cases Wednesday, and one new death.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 18,098 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020.

The number of people who have died from the virus has risen to 224.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 282 patients, 160 of them confirmed positive. Four were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 261 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 139,397 negative test results. The county has reported 69 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 18 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,489. A total of 2,471,822 tests have been administered. Fifty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 25 new cases Wednesday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 7,403. The state reports 226,233 tests have been administered. Ninety-nine people have died, the state reports.

Cortland County rate now at 271 cases per 100K

Cortland County reported 129 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 1 to Tuesday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 271.12 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: 271.12 — high
Tompkins: 297.51 — high
Cayuga: 310.80 — high
Onondaga: 209.32 — high
Broome: 272.46 — high
Chenango: 207.60 — high
Tioga: 178.41 — high
Madison: 235.41 — high

SUNY Cortland reports 2 new COVID 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. Nineteen people were in isolation and seven 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.

Tompkins Cortland Community College has reported four new cases since Aug. 25, two on Sept. 2 and two on Saturday. Seven students are isolating and two are in quarantine.

141,580 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday that 25,468 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 53.3% of the county’s total population and 61.9% of its people over 18.

A total of 49.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 73,831 people have received at least one dose, or 71.8% of the population and 79.6% of people over 18; 67% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 42,281 residents have received at least one dose, or 54.8% of the total population and 64% of people over 18; 50.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.23 million people have received at least one dose, or 68.4% of the state’s population and 80.9% of its people over 18; 61% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 72.6% of its people over 18.