January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/1

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Cortland County adds 18 cases

Cortland County confirmed 18 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total to 6,991 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 322 patients, 131 of them confirmed positive. Seven people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 348 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 174,477 negative test results. The county has reported 87 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 42 new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,414. The state reports 2,732,369 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 49 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,729. The state reports 279,437 people had been tested. The state reports 113 people have died.

154,011 receive COVID vaccines

The state Health Department reports 27,524 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 57.6% 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, 80,469 people have received at least one dose, or 78.3% of the population and 83.5% of people over 18; 70.4% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 46,018 residents have received at least one dose, or 59.7% of the total population and 68.2% of people over 18; 54.4% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 14.89 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 185 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 88 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 22 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 184.95 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: 184.95 — high
Tompkins: 169.31 — high
Cayuga: 237.67 — high
Onondaga: 283.59 — high
Broome: 311.31 — high
Chenango: 326.22 — high
Tioga: 315.33 — high
Madison: 265.01 — high