January 26, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 11/24

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Cortland County adds 13 new COVID cases

Cortland County confirmed 13 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,862 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 26 new cases Monday, the most recent day that figures were released. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 23,543 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus increased by one to 259.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 386 patients Monday, 127 of them confirmed positive. Ten people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 344 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 172,292 negative test results. The county has reported 86 deaths, an increase of one.
  • Tompkins County reported three new cases Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,189. The state reports 2,719,730 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 23 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,492. The state reports 276,856 people had been tested and that 112 people have died, an increase of one.

155,546 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reports 27,904 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Monday, the latest day for which figures were released, or 58.6% of the county’s total population and 66.9% of its people over 18. A total of 54.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 83,049 people have received at least one dose, or 80.9% of the population and 86.9% of people over 18; 72.6% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 44,593 residents have received at least one dose, or 58.2% of the total population and 66.8% of people over 18; 54.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.77 million people have received at least one dose, or 77.1% of the state’s population and 90% of its people over 18; 68.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 80.3% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 290 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 138 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 16 to Monday, the most recent date for which figures were released.

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: 206.50 — high
Cayuga: 301.66 — high
Onondaga: 360.02 — high
Broome: 424.70 — high
Chenango: 480.86 — high
Tioga: 585.03 — high
Madison: 343.95 — high