December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/4

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Cortland County adds 22 new cases, 1 death

Cortland County confirmed 22 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, and one death, bringing it to 6,466 cases. Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 35 new cases Wednesday.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 22,111 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 249.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 401 patients, 143 of them confirmed positive. Seven people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 323 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 163,576 negative test results. The county has reported 83 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported six new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,705. A total of 2,661,151 tests have been administered. Fifty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 29 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 8,940. The state reports 264,555 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

147,250 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Wednesday that 26,633 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55.7% of the county’s total population and 64.7% of its people over 18. A total of 52.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 76,021 people have received at least one dose, or 74% of the population and 81.8% of people over 18; 69% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,596 residents have received at least one dose, or 57.8% of the total population and 67.4% of people over 18; 53.7% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.38 million people have received at least one dose, or 74.5% of the state’s population and 87.8% of its people over 18; 66.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 78.9% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 311 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 148 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 27 to Tuesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 311.05 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: 311.05 — high
Tompkins: 113.53 — high
Cayuga: 199.80 — high
Onondaga: 269.47 — high
Broome: 290.83 — high
Chenango: 226.66 — high
Tioga: 390.02 — high
Madison: 235.41 — high