October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/24

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Cortland County adds 9 cases, 1 death

Cortland County confirmed nine new cases of COVD-19 on Thursday, and one new death, bringing the total number of cases to 5,647.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 44 new cases Thursday, and one new death. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 19,563 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 233.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 568 patients, 173 of them confirmed positive. Eight were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 286 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 145,651 negative test results. The county has reported 73 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 28 new cases Thursday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 5,974. A total of 2,525,545 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 16 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 7,942. The state reports 236,185 tests have been administered. The state reports 101 people have died.

Cortland rate at 332 cases per 100K

Cortland County reported 158 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 17 to Thursday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 332.07 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: 332.07 — high
Tompkins: 208.46 — high
Cayuga: 344.76 — high
Onondaga: 272.95 — high
Broome: 312.36 — high
Chenango: 233.02 — high
Tioga: 184.64 — high
Madison: 197.35 — high

143,867 get vaccine in three counties

The state Health Department reported Thursday that 25,894 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 54.1% of the county’s total population and 62.9% of its people over 18. A total of 50.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,759 people have received at least one dose, or 72.7% of the population and 80.5% of people over 18; 67.9% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,214 residents have received at least one dose, or 56% of the total population and 65.4% of people over 18; 51.7% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.66 million people have received at least one dose, or 70.3% of the state’s population and 83% of its people over 18; 62.9% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 74.5% of its people over 18.