January 27, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/22

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3-county region adds 214 cases

Cortland County confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing its total to 7,688 cases since March 2020.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 184 new cases Tuesday, and two deaths, as a spike continued in Tompkins County that has seen more than 2,700 new cases since Dec. 7. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 28,963 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 277.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 463 patients, 222 of them confirmed positive. Fourteen people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 384 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 239,294 tests have been administered. The county has reported 89 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 126 new cases Tuesday, and two deaths, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 10,469. The state reports 2,811,706 tests have been administered. Sixty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 58 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,806. The state reports 294,954 tests have been administered. The state reports 119 people have died.

157,397 get vaccinated

The state Health Department reports 28,261 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 59.1% 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, 81,753 people have received at least one dose, or 79.5% of the population and 84.4% of people over 18; 73.2% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 47,383 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.4% of the total population and 69.7% of people over 18; 56.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.48 million people have received at least one dose, or 82.3% of the state’s population; 71.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated.

Cortland rate 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