October 16, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/4

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45 cases, 1 death reported in Cayuga, Tompkins counties

Cortland County has not updated its data on COVID-19 cases since Friday, when it reported 23 new cases, bringing the total number of cases to 5,822.

However, Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 45 new cases Saturday, and one new death.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 20,175 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus has risen to 239.

n The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 412 patients, 160 of them confirmed positive. Nine were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 293 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 149,334 negative test results. The county has reported 74 deaths.
n Tompkins County reported 18 new cases Saturday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,169. A total of 2,558,640 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
n In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 27 new cases Saturday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 8,184. The state reports 242,377 tests have been administered. The state reports 106 people have died.

144,842 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Saturday that 26,100 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 54.6% of the county’s total population and 63.4% of its people over 18. A total of 50.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,067 people have received at least one dose, or 73% of the population and 80.8% of people over 18; 68.2% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,675 residents have received at least one dose, or 56.6% of the total population and 66% of people over 18; 52.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.88 million people have received at least one dose, or 71.4% of the state’s population and 84.3% of its people over 18; 63.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 75.6% of its people over 18.

Cortland rate at 290 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 138 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 26 to Saturday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 290.03 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: 290.03 — high
Tompkins: 146.80 — high
Cayuga: 229.84 — high
Onondaga: 347.21 — high
Broome: 327.05 — high
Chenango: 197.00 — high
Tioga: 265.54 — high
Madison: 297.43 — high