January 27, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/6

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Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 117 cases

Cortland County did not update COVID-19 data over the weekend, when it confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 Friday, bringing the total to 7,084 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 117 new cases Saturday.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 24,660 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 262.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 408 patients, 162 of them confirmed positive. Six people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 351 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 175,961 negative test results. The county has reported 87 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 68 new cases Saturday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,625. The state reports 2,750,394 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 49 new cases Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 9,951. The state reports 283,220 people had been tested. The state reports 114 people have died.

154,594 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reports 27,625 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 57.8% of the county’s total population and 65.6% of its people over 18. A total of 53.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 80,702 people have received at least one dose, or 78.5% of the population and 83.6% of people over 18; 72.1% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 46,267 residents have received at least one dose, or 60% of the total population and 68.4% of people over 18; 54.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.01 million people have received at least one dose, or 78.8% of the state’s population and 91.4% of its people over 18; 68.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 81% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 309 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 147 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 28 to Saturday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 308.95 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: 308.95 — high
Tompkins: 267.18 — high
Cayuga: 407.44 — high
Onondaga: 418.43 — high
Broome: 457.25 — high
Chenango: 502.04 — high
Tioga: 555.98 — high
Madison: 500.42 — high