November 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/22

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Cortland County adds 23 new COVID cases

Cortland County confirmed 23 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the last day that information was released, bringing it to 6,798 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 157 new cases Saturday and Sunday.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 23,455 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus increased to two to 257.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 417 patients Friday, 152 of them confirmed positive. Nine people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 339 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 171,212 negative test results. The county has reported 85 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 98 new cases Saturday and Sunday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,186. The state reports 2,719,599 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 59 new cases Saturday and Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,471. The state reports 276,579 people had been tested. The state reports 111 people have died, an increase of two.

154,562 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reports 27,817 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 58.5% of the county’s total population and 66.9% of its people over 18. A total of 54.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 82,321 people have received at least one dose, or 80.6% of the population and 86.4% of people over 18; 72.1% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 44,424 residents have received at least one dose, or 58 of the total population and 66.7% of people over 18; 54.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.76 million people have received at least one dose, or 76.9% of the state’s population and 89.8% of its people over 18; 68% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 80.2% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 305 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 145 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 15 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 304.75 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: 304.75 — high
Tompkins: 190.84 — high
Cayuga: 306.88 — high
Onondaga: 332.88 — high
Broome: 426.80 — high
Chenango: 430.02 — high
Tioga: 622.37 — high
Madison: 352.41 — high