November 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/18

Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 71 cases

Cortland County has not reported new data since Friday, when it reported 28 cases of COVID-19, and one new death, bringing the total number of cases to 6,090.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 71 new cases Saturday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,077 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 244.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 313 patients, 161 of them confirmed positive. Four people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 302 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 155,554 negative test results. The county has reported 78 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 22 new cases Saturday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,425. A total of 2,605,573 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 49 new cases Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,562. The state reports 252,466 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

Cortland County rate at 212 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 101 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 11 to Sunday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 212.27 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: 212.27 — high
Tompkins: 107.65 — high
Cayuga: 282.07 — high
Onondaga: 326.80 — high
Broome: 363.28 — high
Chenango: 305.04 — high
Tioga: 396.24 — high
Madison: 296.02 — high

145,878 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Sunday that 26,322 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55% of the county’s total population and 63.9% of its people over 18.

A total of 51.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,436 people have received at least one dose, or 73.4% of the population and 81.2% of people over 18; 68.6% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,120 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.2% of the total population and 66.7% of people over 18; 53% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.12 million people have received at least one dose, or 72.8% of the state’s population and 85.9% of its people over 18; 65.3% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 77.1% of its people over 18.

COVID cases in schools

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

Vaccination by ZIP code

Here’s the percentage of the residents in the greater Cortland area vaccinated against COVID-19 by ZIP code, reports the state Health Department:

13102 McLean: 99%
13062 Etna: 99%
13087 Little York: 98.5%
13784 Harford: 86.9%
13068 Freeville: 67.7%
13073 Groton: 61.3%
13141 Preble: 61.2%
13077 Homer: 60.7%
13053 Dryden: 59.3%
13101 McGraw: 58.5%
13040 Cincinnatus: 55.8%
13045 Cortland: 54.4%
13092 Locke: 55.1%
13118 Moravia: 49.5%
13803 Marathon: 48.8%
13158 Truxton: 46.7%
13863 Willet: 30.0%