December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/8

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Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 47 cases

Cortland County has not updated its COVID-19 data since Friday, when it confirmed 20 new cases of COVID-19, and a second death in the week, bringing it to 6,509 cases.

However, Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 47 new cases Saturday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 22,303 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 251.

    • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 453 patients, 140 of them confirmed positive. Five people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 324 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 165,044 negative test results. The county has reported 84 deaths.
    • Tompkins County reported 20 new cases Saturday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,768. A total of 2,674,791 tests have been administered. Sixty Tompkins residents have died.
    • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 27 new cases Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,026. The state reports 267,281 tests have been administered. The state reports 107 people have died.

148,143 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Sunday that 26,737 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 55.9% of the county’s total population and 64.8% of its people over 18. A total of 52.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 76,683 people have received at least one dose, or 74.6% of the population and 81.8% of people over 18; 69% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 44,723 residents have received at least one dose, or 58% of the total population and 67.5% of people over 18; 53.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.42 million people have received at least one dose, or 74.8% of the state’s population and 88.1% of its people over 18; 67% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 79.1% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 254 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 121 new cases of coronavirus from Oct. 31 to Saturday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 254.30 new cases per 100,000 people over the past week. Meanwhile, Tompkins County’s rate dropped below 85 cases per 100,000.

Cortland 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: 254.30 — high
Tompkins: 84.17 — substantial
Cayuga: 201.11 — high
Onondaga: 201.72 — high
Broome: 253.03 — high
Chenango: 188.53 — high
Tioga: 365.12 — high
Madison: 229.77 — 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 31.0%
13158 Truxton 47.1%
13803 Marathon 49.8%
13118 Moravia 50.2%
13045 Cortland 55.2%
13092 Locke 55.5%
13040 Cincinnatus 56.7%
13101 McGraw 59.6%
13053 Dryden 60.0%
13077 Homer 61.4%
13141 Preble 61.7%
13073 Groton 62.2%
13068 Freeville 68.8%
13784 Harford 86.9%
13087 Little York >99%
13102 McLean >99%

Cases in schools

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