January 27, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 10/8

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Cortland reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

Cortland County reported 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of cases to 5,942.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 60 new cases Thursday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 20,503 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 454 patients, 162 ofthem confirmed positive. Five people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 296 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 152,076 negative test results. The county has reported 77 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 26 new cases Thursday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,265. A total of 2,572,866 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 34 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,296. The state reports 245,457 tests have been administered. The state reports 106 people have died.

145,243 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Thursday that 26,202 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 51.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,178 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, 43,863 residents have received at least one dose, or 56.9% of the total population and 66.3% of people over 18; 52.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 13.98 million people have received at least one dose, or 72% 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 County rate at 282 cases per 100K

Cortland County reported 134 new cases of coronavirus from Sept. 30 to Wednesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 281.63 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: 281.63 — high
Tompkins: 123.31 — high
Cayuga: 214.17 — high
Onondaga: 340.70 — high
Broome: 296.61 — high
Chenango: 216.07 — high
Tioga: 290.44 — high
Madison: 263.60 — high