December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/15

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Vaccine clinics in Cayuga schools

Cayuga County offers COVID-19 vaccination clinics for children 5 to 11 at five schools, and a sixth Saturday in Auburn.

Contact the appropriate school to register. The clinics:

• Tuesday: 9 to 10 a.m. at Owasco Elementary School, for Owasco Elementary pupils.

• Tuesday: 11 a.m. to noon at Herman Avenue Elementary School in Auburn, for Herman Avenue Elementary pupils.

• Tuesday: 1 to 2:30 p.m.
at Auburn Junior High School,
for students only.

• Wednesday: 10 to 11 a.m. at Peachtown Elementary School in Aurora, for students only.

• Wednesday: 1 to 3 p.m. at Southern Cayuga Elementary School, for students only.

• Saturday: 10 a.m. to noon at Fingerlakes Mall, 1579 Clark St., Auburn. Register at

Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 73 cases

Cortland County has not released COVID-19 data since Friday, when it had confirmed 42 new cases Thursday and Friday, bringing it to 6,635 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 73 new cases Saturday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 22,778 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 253.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 475 patients, 115 of them confirmed positive. Two people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 330 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 168,396 negative test results. The county has reported 85 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported 41 new cases Saturday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,934. The state reports 2,696,369 had been tested. Sixty Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 32 new cases Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,209. The state reports 271,994 people had been tested. The state reports 108 people have died.

150,167 get vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Saturday 26,947 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 56.3% of the county’s total population and 65% of its people over 18. A total of 52.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 78,174 people have received at least one dose, or 76% of the population and 82% of people over 18; 69.2% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 45,046 residents have received at least one dose, or 58.4% of the total population and 67.8% of people over 18; 54.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.55 million people have received at least one dose, or 75.5% of the state’s population and 88.8% of its people over 18; 67.5% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 79.6% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 296 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 141 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 7 to Saturday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 296.34 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: 296.34 — high
Tompkins: 162.46 — high
Cayuga: 238.98 — high
Onondaga: 283.80 — high
Broome: 377.45 — high
Chenango: 383.42 — high
Tioga: 524.86 — high
Madison: 318.57 — high