October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/18

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Cortland County adds 24 new COVID-19 cases

Cortland County reported 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,495.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 62 new cases Friday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 19,050 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. No new deaths were reported; the number of people who have died from the virus remains 230.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 498 patients, 213 of them confirmed positive. Thirteen were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 281 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 143,325 negative test results. The county has reported 71 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 27 new cases Friday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,795. A total of 2,506,230 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 35 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,760. The state reports 232,410 tests have been administered. One hundred people have died, the state reports.

SUNY Cortland COVID cases reach 92 total

SUNY Cortland reported 13 new cases Thursday and five Wednesday, increasing the number of confirmed cases among students on campus since mid-August to 92. The college reported 75 students were isolating and nine were quarantined. 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 stays at 336 cases per 100K

Cortland County reported 160 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 10 to Thursday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 336.27 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: 336.27 — high
Tompkins: 238.79 — high
Cayuga: 338.23 — high
Onondaga: 232.34 — high
Broome: 293.98 — high
Chenango: 188.53 — high
Tioga: 261.39 — high
Madison: 204.40 — high

143,028 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Friday that 25,714 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 53.8% of the county’s total population and 62.5% of its people over 18. A total of 50.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,417 people have received at least one dose, or 72.4% of the population and 80.1% of people over 18; 67.6% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 42,897 residents have received at least one dose, or 55.6% of the total population and 64.9% of people over 18; 51.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.5 million people have received at least one dose, or 69.6% of the state’s population and 82.2% of its people over 18; 62.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 73.7% of its people over 18.

Cayuga County offers COVID-19 vaccine clinic

The Cayuga County Health Department offers a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn.

All three COVID-19 vaccines will be offered. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for those who are 18 and older. Children 12 years of age and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18.

To make an appointment:
Johnson and Johnson: tinyurl.com/9vxwcjxj
Moderna first dose: tinyurl. com/yt3e5m6y
Moderna second dose: tinyurl.com/4jb28vr5
Pfizer first dose: tinyurl.com/ pve75cdf
Pfizer second dose: tinyurl. com/38y6mamc