December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/28

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Cortland County adds 28 cases

Cortland County has confirmed 28 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing it to 6,313 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 40 new cases Wednesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,694 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 323 patients, 122 of them confirmed positive. Eight people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 314 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 160,502 negative test results. The county has reported 80 deaths.
■ Tompkins County reported 24 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,607. A total of 2,638,025 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
■ In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 16 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,774. The state reports 259,753 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

146,618 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Wednesday that 26,494 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55.4% of the county’s total population and 64.3% of its people over 18. A total of 52% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,744 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, 44,380 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.5% of the total population and 67% of people over 18; 53.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.26 million people have received at least one dose, or 73.7% of the state’s population and 86.9% of its people over 18; 66.3% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 78.2% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate at 233 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 111 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 20 to Tuesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 233.29 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: 233.29 — high
Tompkins: 105.70 — high
Cayuga: 189.35 — high
Onondaga: 216.49 — high
Broome: 330.20 — high
Chenango: 194.89 — high
Tioga: 358.90 — high
Madison: 232.59 — high