January 27, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/7

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Cortland County adds 89; Cayuga County tops 10K

Cortland County confirmed 89 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, bringing its total to 7,1,73 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 181 new cases Sunday and Monday as Cayuga County topped 10,000 confirmed cases. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 24,930 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 437 patients, 186 of them confirmed positive. Eight people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 355 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 177,005 negative test results. The county has reported 87 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 79 new cases Sunday and Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,704. The state reports 2,755,942 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 102 new cases Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,053. The state reports 284,080 people had been tested. The state reports 114 people have died.

154,672 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reports 27,641 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 57.8% of the county’s total population and 65.7% of its people over 18. A total of 53.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 80,733 people have received at least one dose, or 78.5% of the population and 83.6% of people over 18; 72.5% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 46,298 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, 15.03 million people have received at least one dose, or 79.1% of the state’s population and 91.6% of its people over 18; 68.9% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 81.1% of its people over 18.

Cortland County rate now at 397 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 189 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 29 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 397.22 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: 397.22 — high
Tompkins: 326.87 — high
Cayuga: 472.73 — high
Onondaga: 478.58 — high
Broome: 499.24 — high
Chenango: 546.53 — high
Tioga: 636.89 — high
Madison: 520.15 — high

Cayuga County offers pediatric vaccines

AUBURN — Cayuga County will offer COVID-19 vaccinations for children 5 to 11 from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the events center at the Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn.

The Pfizer pediatric first and second doses will be available.

Registration is required, and can be made at www.cayugacounty.us/health.

Bring your insurance card to the appointment.

Vaccination rates by ZIP

Here are the percentage of people who have at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, by ZIP code.

By comparison, 79.1% of New York residents have received at least one dose of vaccine:
13863 Willet 31.6%
13158 Truxton 48.1%
13803 Marathon 51.8%
13118 Moravia 52.2%
13045 Cortland 57.4%
13040 Cincinnatus 57.9%
13092 Locke 58.7%
13101 McGraw 60.8%
13053 Dryden 63.0%
13141 Preble 63.8%
13077 Homer 64.4%
13073 Groton 65.6%
13068 Freeville 72.6%
13784 Harford 88.5%
13087 Little York 100.0%
13102 McLean 100.0%

In schools

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