December 5, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/27

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Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 55 cases

Cortland County has not released data on COVID-19 since Friday, when it confirmed 31 new cases of COVD-19, bringing the total number of cases to 5,678.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 55 new cases Saturday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 19,715 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 233.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 503 patients, 172 of them confirmed positive. Seven were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 286 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 146,244 negative test results. The county has reported 73 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 23 new cases Saturday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,024. A total of 2,535,711 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 32 new cases Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,013. The state reports 237,968 tests have been administered. The state reports 101 people have died.

144,217 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Sunday that 25,951 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 54.3% of the county’s total population and 63.1% of its people over 18. A total of 50.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,887 people have received at least one dose, or 72.9% of the population and 80.6% of people over 18; 68% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,379 residents have received at least one dose, or 56.2% of the total population and 65.6% of people over 18; 51.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.72 million people have received at least one dose, or 70.6% of the state’s population and 83.3% of its people over 18; 63.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 74.8% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate at 284 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 135 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 19 to Saturday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 283.73 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: 283.73 — high
Tompkins: 201.61 — high
Cayuga: 288.60 — high
Onondaga: 265.78 — high
Broome: 324.95 — high
Chenango: 256.32 — high
Tioga: 248.95 — high
Madison: 214.26 — high