January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/21

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3-county region adds 764 cases

Cortland County confirmed 103 new cases of COVID-19 Saturday, Sunday and Monday, bringing its total to 7,658 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 661 new cases Sunday and Monday, as a spike continued in Tompkins County that has seen more than 2,600 new cases since Dec. 7.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 28,749 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.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 466 patients, 197 of them confirmed positive. Fourteen people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 381 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 238,927 tests have been administered. The county has reported 89 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 578 new cases Sunday and Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 10,343. The state reports 2,809,769 tests have been administered. Sixty-seven Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 83 new cases Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,748. The state reports 294,073 tests have been administered. The state reports 119 people have died.

157,315 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reports 28,238 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 59% of the county’s total population and 66.9% of its people over 18. A total of 55.3% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 81,731 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, 47,346 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.4% of the total population and 69.7% of people over 18; 56.8% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.45 million people have received at least one dose, or 82.2% of the state’s population; 71% of the total population is fully vaccinated.

Cortland County rate now at 458 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 218 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 13 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 458.17 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: 458.17 — high
Tompkins: 1,902.52 — high
Cayuga: 457.06 — high
Onondaga: 451.66 — high
Broome: 622.61 — high
Chenango: 605.84 — high
Tioga: 570.50 — high
Madison: 508.87 — high

Vaccination rates by ZIP

Here are the percentage of people who have at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, by ZIP code. By comparison, 82% of New York residents have received at least one dose of vaccine and 70.9% are fully vaccinated:
13863 Willet 32.3%
13158 Truxton 48.9%
13803 Marathon 52.6%
13118 Moravia 52.8%
13045 Cortland 58.1%
13040 Cincinnatus 58.3%
13092 Locke 59.7%
13101 McGraw 62.0%
13053 Dryden 63.7%
13077 Homer 64.9%
13141 Preble 61.5%
13073 Groton 66.5%
13068 Freeville 73.5%
13784 Harford 90.8%
13087 Little York 100%
13062 Etna 100%
13102 McLean 100%

In schools

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