December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/16

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Cortland County adds 68 cases

Cortland County confirmed 68 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, bringing it to 6,703 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 98 new cases Sunday and Monday.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 22,944 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 456 patients, 138 of them confirmed positive. Two people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 330 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 169,173 negative test results. The county has reported 85 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 44 new cases Sunday and Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 6,978. The state reports 2,698,198 had been tested. Sixty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 54 new cases Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,263. The state reports 272,477 people had been tested. The state reports 108 people have died.

150,644 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Sunday 26,980 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 56.4% of the county’s total population and 65.1% of its people over 18. A total of 52.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 78,574 people have received at least one dose, or 76.4% of the population and 82% of people over 18; 69.2% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 45,090 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, 14.59 million people have received at least one dose, or 75.7% of the state’s population and 89% of its people over 18; 67.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 79.7% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 294 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 140 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 8 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 294.24 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: 294.24 — high
Tompkins: 173.22 — high
Cayuga: 249.43 — high
Onondaga: 278.38 — high
Broome: 395.83 — high
Chenango: 381.30 — high
Tioga: 553.91 — high
Madison: 328.44 — high

Vaccination rates by ZIP

Here are the percentage of people who have at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, by ZIP code. By comparison, 75.5% of New York residents have received at least one dose of vaccine:
13863 Willet 31.1%
13158 Truxton 47.2%
13803 Marathon 50.3%
13118 Moravia 50.3%
13045 Cortland 55.6%
13092 Locke 55.8%
13040 Cincinnatus 57.1%
13101 McGraw 59.9%
13053 Dryden 60.8%
13077 Homer 61.7%
13141 Preble 61.7%
13073 Groton 62.9%
13068 Freeville 70.0%
13784 Harford 87.7%
13087 Little York 99.3%
13102 McLean >99%
13062 Etna >99%

COVID cases in schools

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