October 16, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/14

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Cortland County reports 17 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 17 cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases to 6,049.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 36 new cases Wednesday.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 20,856 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 243.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 261 patients, 143 of them confirmed positive. Six people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 301 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 154,237 negative test results. The county has reported 77 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported five new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,353. A total of 2,590,301 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 8,454. The state reports 249,616 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

145,663 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Wednesday that 26,271 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 51.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,350 people have received at least one dose, or 73.3% of the population and 81.1% of people over 18; 68.5% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,042 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.1% of the total population and 66.5% of people over 18; 52.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.07 million people have received at least one dose, or 72.3% of the state’s population and 85.2% of its people over 18; 64.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 76.4% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate at 237 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 113 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 7 to Wednesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 237.49 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: 237.49 — high
Tompkins: 122.33 — high
Cayuga: 250.73 — high
Onondaga: 343.08 — high
Broome: 337.55 — high
Chenango: 294.45 — high
Tioga: 381.72 — high
Madison: 248.09 — high