October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/5

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67 cases, 3 deaths in Cortland County

Cortland County reported 67 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,889. Three new deaths were reported.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 56 new cases Sunday and Monday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 20,298 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 242.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 356 patients, 172 of them confirmed positive. Eight were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 296 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 150,314 negative test results. The county has reported 77 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 33 new cases Sunday and Monday. reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,202. A total of 2,561,347 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 23 new cases Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,207. The state reports 243,299 tests have been administered. The state reports 106 people have died.

146,016 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Saturday that 26,146 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 54.7% of the county’s total population and 63.5% of its people over 18. A total of 51% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,109 people have received at least one dose, or 73.1% of the population and 80.8% of people over 18; 68.3% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,761 residents have received at least one dose, or 56.7% of the total population and 66% of people over 18; 52.3% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.92 million people have received at least one dose, or 71.8% of the state’s population and 84.7% of its people over 18; 64.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 75.9% of its people over 18.

Cortland rate at 254 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 121 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 27 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 254.30 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: 254.30 — high
Tompkins: 141.91 — high
Cayuga: 223.31 — high
Onondaga: 344.17 — high
Broome: 314.98 — high
Chenango: 197.00 — high
Tioga: 263.47 — high
Madison: 283.33 — high

State reports COVID cases in schools

Here is how many students and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 in greater Cortland area school districts since the start of the academic year, reports the state Health Department.