3-county region adds 498 cases, 1 death
Cortland County confirmed 39 new cases of COVD-19 on Thursday, bringing its total to 7,504 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 459 new cases Thursday as a spike continued in Tompkins County that has seen more than 1,500 new confirmed cases in the past 10 days.
The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 27,317 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 273.
- The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 693 patients, 197 of them confirmed positive. Ten people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 370 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 237,441 tests have been administered. The county has reported 89 deaths.
- Tompkins County reported 391 new cases Thursday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 9,234. The state reports 2,792,417 had been tested. Sixty-seven Tompkins residents have died.
- In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 68 new cases Thursday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 10,579. The state reports 291,670 people had been tested. The state reports 117 people have died.
157,006 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties
The state Health Department reports 28,203 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 59% of the county’s total population and 66.8% of its people over 18. A total of 55.2% of the county has been fully vaccinated.
In Tompkins County, 81,582 people have received at least one dose, or 79.4% of the population and 84.4% of people over 18; 73.3% are fully vaccinated.
In Cayuga County, 47,221 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.2% of the total population and 69.6% of people over 18; 56.6% are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 15.36 million people have received at least one dose, or 81.4% of the state’s population; 70.7% 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