Cortland County adds 24 cases
Cortland County confirmed 24 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 6,886 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 92 new cases Tuesday and Wednesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 23,659 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remained 259.
• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 434 patients Wednesday, 131 of them confirmed positive. Ten people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 344 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 172,815 negative test
results. The county has reported 86 deaths.
• Tompkins County reported 34 new cases Tuesday and Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,223. The state reports 2,724,647 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 58 new cases Tuesday and Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,550. The state reports 277,728 people had been tested. The state reports 112 people have died.
155,912 receive COVID vaccines
The state Health Department reports 27,955 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Wednesday, or 58.8% of the county’s total population and 67% of its people over 18. A total of 54.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.
In Tompkins County, 83,190 people have received at least one dose, or 81.4% of the population and 87% of people over 18; 72.7% are fully vaccinated.
In Cayuga County, 44,767 residents have received at least one dose, or 58.5% of the total population and 66.8% of people over 18; 54.4% are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 14.82 million people have received at least one dose, or 77.3% of the state’s population and 90.2% of its people over 18; 68.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 80.4% of its people over 18.
Cortland County rate now at 275 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 131 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 18 to Wednesday.
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: 275.32 — high
Tompkins: 204.54 — high
Cayuga: 292.52 — high
Onondaga: 369.14 — high
Broome: 423.65 — high
Chenango: 480.86 — high
Tioga: 583.06 — high
Madison: 339.72 — high