November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/20

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Cayuga, Tompkins add 162 cases

Cortland County has not reported COVD-19 data since Friday, when it confirmed 24 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 5,495.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 162 new cases Saturday and Sunday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 19,212 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 94 new cases Saturday and Sunday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,889. A total of 2,512,718 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 68 new cases over the weekend. Confirmed cases rose to 7,828. The state reports 233,639 tests have been administered. One hundred people have died, the state reports.

Cortland rate tops 353 cases per 100K

Cortland County reported 168 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 12 to Saturday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 353.08 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: 353.08 — high
Tompkins: 196.71 — high
Cayuga: 339.53 — high
Onondaga: 259.48 — high
Broome: 294.51 — high
Chenango: 194.89 — high
Tioga: 248.95 — high
Madison: 186.07 — high

143,332 receive shots in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Sunday that 25,768 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 53.9% of the county’s total population and 62.7% of its people over 18. A total of 50.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,562 people have received at least one dose, or 72.5% of the population and 80.3% of people over 18; 67.7% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,002 residents have received at least one dose, or 55.7% of the total population and 65.1% of people over 18; 51.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.56 million people have received at least one dose, or 69.9% of the state’s population and 82.5% of its people over 18; 62.4% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 74% of its people over 18.