December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/2

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Cortland County adds 1 death

Cortland County confirmed 60 new cases of COVID-19, and one death, on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, bringing it to 6,417 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 26 new cases Sunday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 21,950 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 248.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 361 patients, 127 of them confirmed positive. Six people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 318 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 162,821 negative test results. The county has reported 82 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported eight new cases Sunday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,670. A total of 2,653,092 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 18 new cases Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,863. The state reports 263,213 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

147,024 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reported Monday that 26,584 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55.6% of the county’s total population and 64.6% of its people over 18. A total of 52.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 75,930 people have received at least one dose, or 73.9% of the population and 81.7% of people over 18; 69% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,510 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.7% of the total population and 67.2% of people over 18; 53.6% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.34 million people have received at least one dose, or 74.2% of the state’s population and 87.5% of its people over 18; 66.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 78.7% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate at 294 cases per 100,000

Tompkins County dropped below the threshold for high risk of community transmission of COVID-19 on Monday, for the first time in nearly three months, below 100 new cases a week per 100,000 population Cortland County reported 136 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 25 to Sunday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 285.83 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: 285.83 — high
Tompkins: 93.95 — substantial
Cayuga: 184.13 — high
Onondaga: 266.00 — high
Broome: 310.26 — high
Chenango: 209.71 — high
Tioga: 377.57 — high
Madison: 238.23 — high

Vaccination rates

Here are the percentage of people who have at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, by ZIP code. By comparison, 74.2% of New York residents have received at least one dose of vaccine:

13863 Willet 30.4%
13158 Truxton 47.0%
13803 Marathon 49.4%
13118 Moravia 50.0%
13045 Cortland 54.9%
13092 Locke 55.3%
13040 Cincinnatus 56.3%
13101 McGraw 59.2%
13053 Dryden 59.8%
13077 Homer 61.1%
13141 Preble 61.5%
13073 Groton 61.9%
13068 Freeville 68.2%
13784 Harford 86.9%
13087 Little York 99.3%
13102 McLean >99%

In schools

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