December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/17

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Cortland County adds 29 cases

Cortland County confirmed 29 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing it to 6,732 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 57 new cases Tuesday, and one new death. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 23,030 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 254.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 415 patients, 148 of them confirmed positive. Three people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 332 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 169,388 negative test results. The county has reported 85 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 28 new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,006. The state reports 2,698,341 had been tested. Sixty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 29 new cases Tuesday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 9,292. The state reports 272,477 people had been tested. The state reports 108 people have died.

150,706 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Monday 27,004 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 56.5% 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, 78,579 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, 45,123 residents have received at least one dose, or 58.5% of the total population and 67.8% of people over 18; 54.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.61 million people have received at least one dose, or 75.9% of the state’s population and 89.1% of its people over 18; 67.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 79.8% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 294 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 139 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 9 to Monday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 292.13 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: 292.13 — high
Tompkins: 168.33 — high
Cayuga: 261.18 — high
Onondaga: 276.86 — high
Broome: 404.22 — high
Chenango: 389.77 — high
Tioga: 545.61 — high
Madison: 336.90 — high