January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/14

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Cortland County adds 136 cases

Cortland County confirmed 136 new cases of COVD-19 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, bringing its total to 7,421 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 79 new cases Monday and one new death, following a weekend where they saw more than 500. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 26,257 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 270.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 592 patients, 229 of them confirmed positive. Eleven people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 365 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 236,049 tests have been administered. The county has reported 88 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 46 new cases Monday, and one new death, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 8,423. The state reports 2,780,844 had been tested. Sixty-six Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 33 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,403. The state reports 289,593 people had been tested. The state reports 116 people have died.

155,462 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reports 27,776 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 58.1% of the county’s total population and 65.8% of its people over 18. A total of 54.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 81,108 people have received at least one dose, or 78.9% of the population and 83.9% of people over 18; 72.9% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 46,578 residents have received at least one dose, or 60.4% of the total population and 68.6% of people over 18; 55.5% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.19 million people have received at least one dose, or 81% of the state’s population and 93.4% of its people over 18; 70.4% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 82% of its people over 18.

Cortland County infection rate at 544 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 259 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 6 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 544.33 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: 544.33 — high
Tompkins: 669.41 — high
Cayuga: 463.59 — high
Onondaga: 416.26 — high
Broome: 566.96 — high
Chenango: 597.37 — high
Tioga: 636.89 — high
Madison: 524.38 — high

Vaccination rates

Here are the percentage of people who have at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, by ZIP code. By comparison, 74.2% of New York residents have received at least one dose of vaccine:
13863 Willet 32.0%
13158 Truxton 48.9%
13803 Marathon 52.2%
13045 Cortland 58.0%
13118 Moravia 52.8%
13040 Cincinnatus 58.3%
13092 Locke 59.5%
13101 McGraw 61.7%
13053 Dryden 63.4%
13077 Homer 64.7%
13141 Preble 64.8%
13073 Groton 66.3%
13068 Freeville 73.4%
13784 Harford 89.2%
13087 Little York 100.0%
13062 Etna 100.0%
13102 McLean 100.0%

Cases in schools

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