October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/21

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Cortland County adds 96 new cases, 1 death

Cortland County has confirmed 96 new cases of COVD-19 data since Friday, and one new death bringing the total number of cases to 5,591.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 30 new cases Monday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 19,338 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. With the death in Cortland County, the number of people who have died from the virus has risen to 231.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 513 patients, 209 of them confirmed positive. Twelve were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 284 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 144,129 negative test results. The county has reported 72 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 12 new cases Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,901. A total of 2,512,956 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 18 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,846. The state reports 233,921 tests have been administered. One hundred people have died, the state reports.

Cortland County rate at 336 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 160 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 13 to Sunday. 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: 215.31 — high
Cayuga: 333.00 — high
Onondaga: 248.41 — high
Broome: 316.56 — high
Chenango: 216.07 — high
Tioga: 232.35 — high
Madison: 167.75 — high

143,411 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday that 25,791 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 50.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,594 people have received at least one dose, or 72.6% of the population and 80.3% of people over 18; 67.7% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,026 residents have received at least one dose, or 55.8% of the total population and 65.1% of people over 18; 51.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.58 million people have received at least one dose, or 70% of the state’s population and 82.7% of its people over 18; 62.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 74.2% of its people over 18.