December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/9

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Cortland County adds 61 cases

Cortland County confirmed 61 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, bringing it to 6,570 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 75 new cases Sunday and Monday, and one new death.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 22,439 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 252.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 458 patients, 132 of them confirmed positive. Five people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 326 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 166,047 negative test results. The county has reported 84 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 38 new cases Sunday and Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,806. A total of 2,677,037 tests have been administered. Sixty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 37 new cases Sunday and Monday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 9,063. The state reports 268,246 tests have been administered. The state reports 108 people have died.

148,922 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday that 26,787 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 56% of the county’s total population and 64.9% of its people over 18. A total of 52.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 77,333 people have received at least one dose, or 75.2% of the population and 81.9% of people over 18; 69.1% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,802 residents have received at least one dose, or 58.1% of the total population and 6765% of people over 18; 53.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.45 million people have received at least one dose, or 75% of the state’s population and 88.4% of its people over 18; 67.2% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 79.3% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 315 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 150 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 1 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 315.25 new cases per 100,000 people over the past week.

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: 315.25 — high
Tompkins: 125.27 — high
Cayuga: 242.90 — high
Onondaga: 244.28 — high
Broome: 304.48 — high
Chenango: 243.61 — high
Tioga: 473.00 — high
Madison: 260.78 — high