Cortland County adds 12 cases, one death
Cortland County confirmed 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, and one new death,bringing it to 6,582 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 49 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 22,500 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 253.
• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 477 patients, 128 of them confirmed positive. Three people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 327 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 166,410 negative test results. The county has reported 85 deaths.
• Tompkins County reported 18 new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,824. Testing data were not available Tuesday. Sixty Tompkins residents have died.
• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 31 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,094. Testing data were not available Tuesday. The state reports 108 people have died.
Cortland County rate now at 305 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 145 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 2 to Monday.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 304.74 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: 304.74 — high
Tompkins: 129.18 — high
Cayuga: 238.98 — high
Onondaga: 247.54 — high
Broome: 308.16 — high
Chenango: 241.49 — high
Tioga: 460.55 — high
Madison: 263.60 — high