Dryden library cancels event
DRYDEN — The Southworth Library in Dryden has canceled the Pajama Storytime with Santa scheduled for Tuesday because of rising COVID-19 concerns and Tompkins County Health Department’s recommendations.
You can watch Santa read “The Night Before Christmas” on the library’s Youtube channel: youtu.be/VsFanUWBvB8, the library announced.
If you can answer his question, come in for a free copy of the book, although supplies are limited.
Region adds 267 COVID cases
Cortland County has not updated its COVID-19 data since Friday, when it confirmed 51 new cases of COVD-19, bringing its total to 7,555 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 267 new cases Saturday, as a spike continued in Tompkins County that has seen more than 2,065 new confirmed cases since Dec. 7.
The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 27,985 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 275.
n The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 614 patients, 210 of them confirmed positive. Thirteen people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 373 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 238,037 tests have been administered. The county has reported 89 deaths.
n Tompkins County reported 215 new cases Saturday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 9,765. The state reports 2,804,667 had been tested. Sixty-seven Tompkins residents have died.
n In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 52 new cases Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,665. The state reports 293,260 people had been tested. The state reports 119 people have died.
157,211 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties
The state Health Department reports 28,217 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 55.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated.
In Tompkins County, 81,680 people have received at least one dose, or 79.5% of the population and 84.4% of people over 18; 73.3% are fully vaccinated.
In Cayuga County, 47,314 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.3% of the total population and 69.7% of people over 18; 56.7% are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 15.41 million people have received at least one dose, or 81.7% of the state’s population; 70.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated.
Cortland County rate now at 460 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 219 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 11 to Friday.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 460.27 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: 460.27 — high
Tompkins: 1,566.84 — high
Cayuga: 434.86 — high
Onondaga: 412.35 — high
Broome: 611.06 — high
Chenango: 629.14 — high
Tioga: 589.17 — high
Madison: 524.38 — high