October 20, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/12

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96 cases, 1 death in Tompkins, Cayuga

Cortland County has not updated its coronavirus data since Friday, when it reported 33 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases to 5,975.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 96 new cases Friday and Saturday, and one new death. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 20,683 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 243.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 405 patients, 170 of them confirmed positive. Four people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 296 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 152,610 negative test results. The county has reported 77 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 47 new cases Saturday and Sunday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,335. A total of 2,586,068,130 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 49 new cases Saturday and Sunday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 8,324. The state reports 248,101 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

145,501 get vaccine in three counties

The state Health Department reported Sunday that 26,247 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 54.9% of the county’s total population and 63.8% of its people over 18. A total of 51.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,266 people have received at least one dose, or 73.2% of the population and 81% of people over 18; 68.4% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 43,988 residents have received at least one dose, or 57% of the total population and 66.5% of people over 18; 52.7% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.03 million people have received at least one dose, or 72.2% of the state’s population and 85.1% of its people over 18; 64.5% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 76.3% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate at 286 cases per 100K

Cortland County reported 136 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 2 to Friday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 285.83 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: 285.83 — high
Tompkins: 126.25 — high
Cayuga: 232.45 — high
Onondaga: 354.81 — high
Broome: 310.26 — high
Chenango: 239.37 — high
Tioga: 321.56 — high
Madison: 241.05 — high