Cortland County tops 7,000 COVID cases
Cortland County confirmed 32 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total to 7,023 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 75 new cases Wednesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 24,241 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 261.
n The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 361 patients, 145 of them confirmed positive. Seven people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 349 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 174,874 negative test results. The county has reported 87 deaths.
n Tompkins County reported 17 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,431. The state reports 2,733,914 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
n In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 58 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,787. The state reports 279,910 people had been tested. The state reports 113 people have died.
154,102 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties
The state Health Department reports 27,556 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 53.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.
In Tompkins County, 80,496 people have received at least one dose, or 78.3% of the population and 83.5% of people over 18; 71% are fully vaccinated.
In Cayuga County, 46,050 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, 14.91 million people have received at least one dose, or 79.1% of the state’s population and 90.8% of its people over 18; 68.4% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 80.7% of its people over 18.
Cortland rate now at 208 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 99 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 23 to Monday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 208.07 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: 208.07 — high
Tompkins: 179.10 — high
Cayuga: 242.90 — high
Onondaga: 276.64 — high
Broome: 314.98 — high
Chenango: 338.93 — high
Tioga: 352.68 — high
Madison: 286.15 — high