December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/21

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Cortland County adds 16 cases

Cortland County confirmed 16 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing it to 6,182 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 43 new cases Wednesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,313 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 246.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 362 patients, 148 of them confirmed positive. Four people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 305 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 157,444 negative test results. The county has reported 80 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 16 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,491. A total of 2,616,162 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 27 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,640. The state reports 255,027 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

146,108 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Wednesday that 26,358 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, 75,521 people have received at least one dose, or 73.5% of the population and 81.3% of people over 18; 68.7% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,229 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, 14.16 million people have received at least one dose, or 73.1% of the state’s population and 86.2% of its people over 18; 65.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 77.5% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate: 269 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 128 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 13 to Tuesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 269.01 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: 269.01 — high
Tompkins: 124.29 — high
Cayuga: 248.12 — high
Onondaga: 316.59 — high
Broome: 362.23 — high
Chenango: 298.68 — high
Tioga: 396.24 — high
Madison: 304.48 — high