October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/23

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Cortland County adds 26 cases

Cortland County confirmed 26 new cases of COVD-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,638.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 39 new cases Wednesday, and one new death. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 19,510 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus rose to 232.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 545 patients, 183 of them confirmed positive. Ten were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 286 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 144,955 negative test results. The county has reported 72 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 20 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,946. A total of 2,519,891 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 19 new cases Wednesday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 7,926. The state reports 235,304 tests have been administered. The state reports 101 people have died.

Cortland County rate: 328 per 100K

Cortland County reported 156 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 15 to Tuesday. 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

Willet lags in vaccinations

Willet still trails the rest of Cortland County in its vaccination rate, with 29% of people in the 13863 ZIP code vaccinated, state data show. More than 99% of the residents of McLean are vaccinated.

Other communities in the greater Cortland area:
Willet, 13863: 29%
Truxton, 13158: 45.3%
Marathon, 13803: 47.4%
Moravia, 13118: 48.3%
Cortland, 13045: 53.4%
Cincinnatus, 13040: 54.3%
Locke, 13092: 54.4%
McGraw, 13101: 57.2%
Dryden, 13053: 58.3%
Homer, 13077: 59.8%
Groton, 13073: 60.1%
Preble, 13141: 60.6%
Freeville, 13068: 66.5%
Lansing, 14882: 67.1%
Harford, 13784: 84.6%
Little York, 13087: 97%
McLean, 13102: 99%