January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 11/30

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Cortland County adds 87 new cases, 1 death

Cortland County confirmed 87 new cases of COVID-19 from Thursday through Monday, and one new death, bringing the total to 6,973 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 93 new cases since Friday, and one new death. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 24,025 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 261.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 376 patients, 135 of them confirmed positive. Four people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 345 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 174,192 negative test results. The county has reported 87 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 31 new cases Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,372. The state reports 2,732,369 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 62 new cases Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,680. The state reports 279,437 people had been tested. The state reports 113 people have died.

153,984 get vaccine in three counties

The state Health Department reports 27,513 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Sunday, or 57.5% of the county’s total population and 65.5% of its people over 18. A total of 53% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 80,465 people have received at least one dose, or 78.3% of the population and 83.4% of people over 18; 70.4% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 46,006 residents have received at least one dose, or 59.6% of the total population and 68.1% of people over 18; 54.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.88 million people have received at least one dose, or 77.5% of the state’s population and 90.3% of its people over 18; 68.2% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 80.5% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 216 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 103 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 21 to Saturday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 216.47 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: 216.47 — high
Tompkins: 226.07 — high
Cayuga: 254.65 — high
Onondaga: 324.19 — high
Broome: 338.08 — high
Chenango: 358.00 — high
Tioga: 336.08 — high
Madison: 281.92 — high

Area vaccination rates by ZIP code

Here are the percentage of people who have at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, by ZIP code. By comparison, 77.5% of New York residents have received at least one dose of vaccine:
13863 Willet 31.4%
13158 Truxton 47.7%
13803 Marathon 51.7%
13118 Moravia 51.9%
13045 Cortland 57.0%
13040 Cincinnatus 57.7%
13092 Locke 57.8%
13101 McGraw 60.5%
13141 Preble 62.2%
13053 Dryden 62.6%
13077 Homer 63.7%
13073 Groton 65.1%
13068 Freeville 72.0%
13784 Harford 88.5%
13087 Little York 100.0%
13062 Etna 100.0%
13102 McLean 100.0%

COVID-19 cases in local schools

Here are the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 this academic year at greater Cortland area schools: