December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/26

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Cortland County adds 52 cases

Cortland County confirmed 52 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, bringing it to 6,273 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 29 new cases Saturday and Sunday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,598 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 286 patients, 118 of them confirmed positive. Six people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 312 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 159,576 negative test results. The county has reported 80 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported six new cases Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,580. A total of 2,632,352 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 23 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,745. The state reports 258,771 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

146,480 get shot in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday that 26,453 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55.3% of the county’s total population and 64.2% of its people over 18. A total of 51.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,690 people have received at least one dose, or 73.6% of the population and 81.4% of people over 18; 68.8% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,337 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.5% of the total population and 67% of people over 18; 53.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.23 million people have received at least one dose, or 73.6% of the state’s population and 86.7% of its people over 18; 66.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 78.1% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate 246 per 100K

Cortland County reported 117 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 18 to Sunday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 245.90 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: 245.90 — high
Tompkins: 108.63 — high
Cayuga: 182.82 — high
Onondaga: 218.23 — high
Broome: 319.18 — high
Chenango: 207.60 — high
Tioga: 360.97 — high
Madison: 245.27 — high