December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/20

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Cortland County adds 1 death

Cortland County confirmed 11 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday — and one new death — bringing it to 6,166 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 23 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,254 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 246.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 357 patients, 162 of them confirmed positive. Five people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 305 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 156,992 negative test results. The county has reported 80 deaths.
  • Tompkins County had 10 new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,475. A total of 2,610,911 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 13 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,613. The state reports 254,329 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

146,046 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Tuesday that 26,350 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 51.7% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,498 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, 44,198 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.3% of the total population and 66.8% of people over 18; 53.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.15 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 at 254 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 121 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 13 to Tuesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 254.30 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: 254.30 — high
Tompkins: 119.40 — high
Cayuga: 248.12 — high
Onondaga: 322.89 — high
Broome: 373.25 — high
Chenango: 315.63 — high
Tioga: 396.81 — high
Madison: 303.07 — high