October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/30

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Cortland County adds 15 cases

Cortland County reported 15 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,7573.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 49 new cases Wednesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 19,986 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 237.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 358 patients, 149 of them confirmed positive. Nine were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 291 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 147,869 negative test results. The county has reported 74 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 19 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,116. A total of 2,544,318 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 30 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,097. The state reports 239,735 tests have been administered. The state reports 104 people have died.

144,589 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Tuesday that 26,048 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 54.5% of the county’s total population and 63.3% of its people over 18. A total of 50.8% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 74,977 people have received at least one dose, or 72.9% of the population and 80.7% of people over 18; 68.1% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,564 residents have received at least one dose, or 56.5% of the total population and 65.9% of people over 18; 52.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.81 million people have received at least one dose, or 71.1% of the state’s population and 83.9% of its people over 18; 63.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 75.3% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate eases to 267 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 127 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 23 to Wednesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 266.91 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: 266.91 — high
Tompkins: 167.35 — high
Cayuga: 208.94 — high
Onondaga: 293.14 — high
Broome: 352.25 — high
Chenango: 226.66 — high
Tioga: 282,.14 — high
Madison: 243.86 — high