December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/18

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Cortland County adds 24 new COVID cases

Cortland County confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing it to 6,732 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 58 new cases Wednesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 23,112 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 254.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 414 patients, 154 of them confirmed positive. Five people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 335 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 169,946 negative test results. The county has reported 85 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 14 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,020. The state reports 2,699,341 had been tested. Sixty Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 44 new cases Wednesday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 9,336. The state reports 273,096 people had been tested. The state reports 109 people have died.

150,915 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Tuesday 27,042 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 56.5% of the county’s total population and 65.2% of its people over 18. A total of 52.7% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 78,688 people have received at least one dose, or 76.5% of the population and 82.1% of people over 18; 69.2% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 45,185 residents have received at least one dose, or 58.6% of the total population and 67.9% of people over 18; 54.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.63 million people have received at least one dose, or 76% of the state’s population and 89.2% of its people over 18; 67.7% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 79.8% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 290 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 138 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 10 to Tuesday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 290.03 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: 290.03 — high
Tompkins: 178.12 — high
Cayuga: 258.57 — high
Onondaga: 281.42 — high
Broome: 396.88 — high
Chenango: 404.60 — high
Tioga: 535.24 — high
Madison: 329.85 — high