December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/19

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Cayuga Health offers vaccine clinic, gift cards

The Cayuga County Health Department will have a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday
at the former Joann Fabric location at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn.

Walk-ins and previously registered patients will be welcomed.

To register, go to

All three COVID-19 vaccines will be offered. Moderna and Johnson & Johnson are approved for those who are 18 years of age and older.

Children 12 years of age and older are eligible for the Pfizer vaccine and a parent or guardian must accompany anyone under 18 years of age at this clinic.

Cayuga County Health Department is taking part in the state’s #VaxtoSchool campaign, which looks to get people 12 to 17 years old vaccinated. Any child in this age group who receives a first or second dose Pfizer vaccine through Nov. 19 will get a $25 Amazon gift card.

The Cayuga Community Health Network can provide assistance at 315-252-4212 for those needing help to register online for vaccination clinics.

Cortland County adds 65 COVID cases, 1 death

Cortland County confirmed 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday — and one new death — bringing it to 6,155 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 78 new cases Sunday and Monday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,220 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 245.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 323 patients, 171 of them confirmed positive. Five people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 305 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 156,649 negative test results. The county has reported 79 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 40 new cases Sunday and Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,465. A total of 2,608,471 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 38 new cases Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,600. The state reports 253,928 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

145,991 get COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday that 26,342 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55.1% of the county’s total population and 64% of its people over 18. A total of 51.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,472 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, 44,177 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.3% of the total population and 66.7% of people over 18; 53.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.13 million people have received at least one dose, or 73% of the state’s population and 86.1% of its people over 18; 65.5% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 77.4% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now 212 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 118 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 12 to Monday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 248.00 new cases per 100,000 people over the past week.

The county was listed as having a “high risk” of transmission. 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: 248.00 — high
Tompkins: 125.27 — high
Cayuga: 272.93 — high
Onondaga: 342.65 — high
Broome: 393.20 — high
Chenango: 305.04 — high
Tioga: 425.28 — high
Madison: 304.48 — high