3-county area tops 25,000 COVID cases
Cortland County did not update its COVID-19 data Tuesday, a day after it confirmed 89 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, bringing its total to 7,173 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 88 new cases Tuesday, and one new death. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 25,018 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 263.
• 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 37 new cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,741. The state reports 2,756,122 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 51 new cases Tuesday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 10,104. The state reports 284,501 people had been tested. The state reports 115 people have died.
154,708 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties
The state Health Department reports 27,648 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, 80,760 people have received at least one dose, or 78.6% of the population and 83.6% of people over 18; 72.5% are fully vaccinated.
In Cayuga County, 46,300 residents have received at least one dose, or 60% of the total population and 68.4% of people over 18; 54.9% are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 15.04 million people have received at least one dose, or 79.3% of the state’s population and 91.7% of its people over 18; 69.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 81.1% of its people over 18.
Cortland County rate now at 387 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 184 new cases of coronavirus from Nov. 30 to Monday.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 386.71 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: 386.71 — high
Tompkins: 324.92 — high
Cayuga: 487.10 — high
Onondaga: 486.40 — high
Broome: 482.45 — high
Chenango: 550.77 — high
Tioga: 609.92 — high
Madison: 506.05 — high
Tompkins offers booster clinic, town hall update
LANSING — The Tompkins County Health Department will offer a Moderna booster clinic for people 18 and older from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at The Shops at Ithaca Mall vaccination site.
Register at tinyurl.com/yuce5r3v.
Bring photo ID, your vaccination card and expect to wait 15 minutes for observation after your injection.
The health deparment will also have a virtual update at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at youtu.be/fhEyJQKZUoo to provide details on the pandemic response and answer questions from the public.