September 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/15

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Cortland County adds 28 cases

Cortland County reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,398.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 25 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 18,728 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 228.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 434 patients, 206 of them confirmed positive. Eight were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 271 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 141,642 negative test results. The county has reported 71 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported seven new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,690. A total of 2,493,793 tests have been administered. Fifty-seven Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 18 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,640. The state reports 229,826 tests have been administered. One hundred people have died, the state reports.

SUNY Cortland total cases hits 71

SUNY Cortland reported three new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and five Monday, increasing the number of confirmed cases on campus since mid-August to 71. The number of students in isolation or quarantine was unavailable. 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 rate passes 350 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 167 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 6 to Sunday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 350.98 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: 350.98 — high
Tompkins: 227.05 — high
Cayuga: 349.98 — high
Onondaga: 252.54 — high
Broome: 257.23 — high
Chenango: 165.23 — high
Tioga: 217.83 — high
Madison: 255.14 — high

142,549 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Tuesday that 25,635 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 53.6% of the county’s total population and 62.3% of its people over 18.

A total of 49.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,248 people have received at least one dose, or 72.2% of the population and 80% of people over 18; 67.3% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 42,666 residents have received at least one dose, or 55.3% of the total population and 64.5% of people over 18; 51% are fully vaccinated.