November 29, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/13

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153 new cases in Tompkins, Cayuga counties

Cortland County has not released new information on COVID-19 since Friday, when it reported 38 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 5,274.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 153 new cases Friday and Saturday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to at least 18,521 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 227.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 314 patients Friday, 192 of them confirmed positive. Seven were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 266 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 140,689 negative test results. The county has reported 71 deaths.
    Of the five deaths in Cortland County last week week, three were at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s facility and two were at Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. In total, state data show 22 deaths at Cortland Park, 15 at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and seven at Guthrie Cortland.
  • Tompkins County reported 75 new cases Saturday and Sunday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,669. A total of 2,490,222 tests have been administered. Fifty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 78 new cases over the weekend. Confirmed cases rose to 7,578. The state reports 229,150 tests have been administered. One hundred people have died, the state reports.

SUNY Cortland reports 11 new COVID cases

SUNY Cortland reported 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, but none Saturday, bringing to 63 the number of cases on campus since mid-August. Sixty-four people were in isolation and 16 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, but none since Sept. 4. No students were reporting isolating or quarantined.

Cortland County’s rate tops 321 cases per 100K

Cortland County reported 153 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 5 to Saturday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 321.56 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: 321.56 — high
Tompkins: 239.77 — high
Cayuga: 305.58 — high
Onondaga: 219.10 — high
Broome: 250.41 — high
Chenango: 158.87 — high
Tioga: 205.38 — high
Madison: 255.14 — high

142,306 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Sunday that 25,587 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 53.5% of the county’s total population and 62.2% of its people over 18. A total of 49.8% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,137 people have received at least one dose, or 72.1% of the population and 79.9% of people over 18; 67.2% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 42,582 residents have received at least one dose, or 55.2% of the total population and 64.4% of people over 18; 50.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.36 million people have received at least one dose, or 68.9% of the state’s population and 81.4% of its people over 18; 61.5% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 73.1%
of its people over 18