January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/16

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3-county region adds 316 new cases, 1 death

Cortland County confirmed 18 new cases of COVD-19 on Wednesday, bringing its total to 7,465 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 298 new cases Wednesday, and one new death.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 26,819 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 272.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 663 patients, 195 of them confirmed positive. Eleven people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 369 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 236,697 tests have been administered. The county has reported 89 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 238 new cases Wednesday, and one new death, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 8,843. The state reports 2,786,626 had been tested. Sixty-seven Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 60 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,511. The state reports 290,725 people had been tested. The state reports 116 people have died.

156,843 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reports 28,173 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 58.9% of the county’s total population and 66.8% of its people over 18. A total of 55.1% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 81,496 people have received at least one dose, or 79.3% of the population and 84.3% of people over 18; 73.3% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 47,174 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.1% of the total population and 69.6% of people over 18; 56.4% are fully vaccinated. Statewide, 15.29 million people have received at least one dose, or 81.2% of the state’s population; 70.5% of the total population is fully vaccinated.

Cortland County rate now at 542 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 258 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 8 to Tuesday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 542.23 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: 542.23 — high
Tompkins: 845.57 — high
Cayuga: 453.14 — high
Onondaga: 413.22 — high
Broome: 531.27 — high
Chenango: 531.70 — high
Tioga: 624.44 — high
Madison: 530.02 — high