December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/19

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Tompkins County vaccinates 41% of children 5-11

Across New York, 9.9% of children 5 to 11 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, Tompkins County reports. In Tompkins, 41.1% have been vaccinated.

“These numbers are a testament to the commitment of our community to end this pandemic and return us to normalcy, especially for our young children,” said Tompkins Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. “We are leading the state with 41% of our children in this age group vaccinated. I encourage families to get their children vaccinated at our clinic tomorrow or contact your healthcare practitioner or local pharmacy. The second dose clinic at the mall will have children fully vaccinated by the December holidays.”

Walk-ins are welcome at a vaccination clinic for kids 5 to 11 from noon to 7 p.m. today at the Ithaca Mall vaccination site in Lansing.

No appointments are necessary.

Cortland County adds 19 cases

Cortland County confirmed 19 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing it to 6,775 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 85 new cases Thursday, and one death.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 23,216 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 255.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 427 patients, 154 of them confirmed positive. Eight people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 338 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 170,685 negative test results. The county has reported 85 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 43 new cases Thursday, and one new death reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,063. The state reports 2,703,600 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 42 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,378. The state reports 273,718 people had been tested. The state reports 109 people have died.

151,032 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Tuesday 27,053 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 56.6% of the county’s total population and 65.1% of its people over 18. A total of 52.7% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 78,714 people have received at least one dose, or 76.6% of the population and 82% of people over 18; 69.2% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 45,265 residents have received at least one dose, or 58.7% of the total population and 67.9% of people over 18; 54.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.65 million people have received at least one dose, or 76.2% of the state’s population and 89.3% of its people over 18; 67.7% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 79.9% 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