December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs

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Cortland County adds 12 cases

Cortland County has confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing it to 6,285 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 16 new cases Tuesday Sunday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,626 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 343 patients, 107 of them confirmed positive. Seven people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 313 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 159,834 negative test results. The county has reported 80 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported three new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,583. A total of 2,633,667 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 8,758. The state reports 259,042 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

146,528 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Tuesday that 26,456 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55.3% of the county’s total population and 64.3% of its people over 18. A total of 51.9% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,710 people have received at least one dose, or 73.7% of the population and 81.5% of people over 18; 68.8% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,362 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, 14.24 million people have received at least one dose, or 73.6% of the state’s population and 86.8% of its people over 18; 66.2% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 78.2% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate at 250 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 119 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 18 to Sunday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 250.10 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: 250.10 — high
Tompkins: 112.55 — high
Cayuga: 189.35 — high
Onondaga: 217.14 — high
Broome: 324.43 — high
Chenango: 205.48 — high
Tioga: 350.60 — high
Madison: 231.18 — high

Local vaccination rates by ZIP code

Here are the percentage of people who have at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, by ZIP code. By comparison, 73.6% of New York residents have received at least one dose of vaccine:

13863 Willet 30.4%
13158 Truxton 46.8%
13803 Marathon 49.2%
13118 Moravia 49.9%
13045 Cortland 54.7%
13092 Locke 55.3%
13040 Cincinnatus 56.1%
13101 McGraw 59.0%
13053 Dryden 59.6%
13077 Homer 61.0%
13141 Preble 61.4%
13073 Groton 61.7%
13068 Freeville 68.2%
13784 Harford 86.9%
13087 Little York 99.3%
13102 McLean >99%

COVID cases in area schools

Here are the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 this academic year at greater Cortland area schools: