October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/22

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Cortland adds 21 COVID cases

Cortland County confirmed 21 new cases of COVD-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,612.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 86 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 19,445 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 231.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 522 patients, 190 of them confirmed positive. Ten were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 284 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 144,443 negative test results. The county has reported 72 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 25 new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,926. A total of 2,516,251 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 61 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,907. The state reports 234,621 tests have been administered. One hundred people have died, the state reports.

Cortland cases: 336 per 100K

Cortland County reported 156 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 14 to Monday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 327.86 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: 327.86 — high
Tompkins: 213.35 — high
Cayuga: 292.52 — high
Onondaga: 235.82 — high
Broome: 307.63 — high
Chenango: 209.71 — high
Tioga: 195.01 — high
Madison: 169.15 — high

143,533 get shots in three counties

The state Health Department reported Tuesday that 25,823 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 54% of the county’s total population and 62.8% of its people over 18. A total of 50.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,646 people have received at least one dose, or 72.6% of the population and 80.4% of people over 18; 67.8% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,064 residents have received at least one dose, or 55.8% of the total population and 65.1% of people over 18; 51.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.6 million people have received at least one dose, or 70.1% of the state’s population and 82.8% of its people over 18; 62.7% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 74.3% of its people over 18.