Cortland County adds 30 new COVID cases
Cortland County confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing its total to 7,203 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 77 new cases Wednesday.
The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 25,125 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 263.
- The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 443 patients, 178 of them confirmed positive. Six people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 356 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 233,134 tests have been administered. The county has reported 87 deaths.
- Tompkins County reported 32 new cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 7,773. The state reports 2,758,335 had been tested. Sixty-one Tompkins residents have died.
- In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 45 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,149. The state reports 285,064 people had been tested. The state reports 115 people have died.
154,855 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties
The state Health Department reports 27,714 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 58% of the county’s total population and 65.7% of its people over 18. A total of 53.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.
In Tompkins County, 80,800 people have received at least one dose, or 78.6% of the population and 83.7% of people over 18; 72.6% are fully vaccinated.
In Cayuga County, 46,341 residents have received at least one dose, or 60.1% of the total population and 68.5% of people over 18; 54.9% are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 15.06 million people have received at least one dose, or 79.4% of the state’s population and 91.8% of its people over 18; 69.2% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 81.2% of its people over 18.
Cortland rate now at 387 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 186 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 1 to Tuesday.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 390.91 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: 390.91 — high
Tompkins: 320.02 — high
Cayuga: 489.71 — high
Onondaga: 496.39 — high
Broome: 534.42 — high
Chenango: 629.14 — high
Tioga: 622.37 — high
Madison: 501.83 — high
Tompkins County plans COVID town hall
The Tompkins County Health Department will have a COVID-19 virtual update at 4:30 p.m. today to discuss the coronavirius pandemic and answer questions.
The town hall will be available at youtube.com/fhEyJQKZUoo.
Panelists will include Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa, Community Health Services Director Claire Espey and Cayuga Health System CEO Dr.Martin Stallone.
The panel will be moderated by county Deputy Administrator Amie Hendrix.
People can submit questions through the YouTube chat box.