December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/29

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Cortland County adds 26 cases, 1 death

Cortland County has confirmed 26 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, and one new death, bringing it to 6,339 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 31 new cases Thursday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,751 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 247.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 326 patients, 121 of them confirmed positive. Four people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 314 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 161,298 negative test results. The county has reported 81 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 18 new cases Thursday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,625. A total of 2,642,933 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 13 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,787. The state reports 260,530 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

146,733 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Thursday that 26,527 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55.5% of the county’s total population and 64.4% of its people over 18. A total of 52% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,792 people have received at least one dose, or 73.7% of the population and 81.5% of people over 18; 68.9% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,414 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.6% of the total population and 67.1% of people over 18; 53.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.28 million people have received at least one dose, or 73.8% of the state’s population and 87% of its people over 18; 66.3% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 78.3% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate at 265 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 126 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 21 to Wednesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 264.81 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: 264.81 — high
Tompkins: 113.53 — high
Cayuga: 174.99 — high
Onondaga: 223.87 — high
Broome: 303.43 — high
Chenango: 186.41 — high
Tioga: 387.94 — high
Madison: 239.64 — high

Cayuga County offers COVID-19 vaccine clinics

The Cayuga County Health Department will offer two clinics next week administering Moderna vaccine booster shots:
To schedule an appointment, go to

  • Tuesday — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St., Auburn.
  • Friday — 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St., Auburn,

Some town and village offices are offering assistance registering for an appointment. The Cayuga Community Health Network will also help registering individuals. Call 315-252-4212