November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/7

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16 new cases in Cortland County

Cortland County reported 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,924.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 47 new cases Wednesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 20,425 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 242.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 443 patients, 168 of them confirmed positive. Five people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 296 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 151,238 negative test results. The county has reported 77 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 16 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,239. A total of 2,569,588 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 31 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,262. The state reports 244,650 tests have been administered. The state reports 106 people have died.

145,170 get vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Saturday that 26,192 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 54.8% of the county’s total population and 63.6% of its people over 18. A total of 51.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,162 people have received at least one dose, or 73.1% of the population and 80.9% of people over 18; 68.3% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,816 residents have received at least one dose, or 56.8% of the total population and 66.2% of people over 18; 52.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.96 million people have received at least one dose, or 71.9% of the state’s population and 84.9% of its people over 18; 64.3% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 76.1% of its people over 18.

Cortland rate 284 cases per 100K

Cortland County reported 135 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 29 to Tuesday. 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: 120.38 — high
Cayuga: 193.27 — high
Onondaga: 336.35 — high
Broome: 306.58 — high
Chenango: 213.95 — high
Tioga: 277.99 — high
Madison: 259.37 — high