January 27, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/23

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Registration set for vaccination pop-up clinics

Registration opened Wednesday for a series of free pop-up vaccination clinics across Cortland County, the county has announced.

You can get details and register for one of the following clinics at www.cortland-co.org/1009/COVID-19-Vaccine-Information.

Clinics will be open from 10 am to 7 pm each day except when otherwise noted.

  • Week 1: Tuesday through Thursday at the Marathon Civic Building, 11 Brink St.
  • Week 2: Jan. 6 to 8 at the Truxton Academy Charter School, 6337 Academy St., Truxton. The clinics will pause 2 to 4 p.m. on school days.
  • Week 3: Jan. 13 to 15 is at the Port Watson Mini Conference Center, 131 Port Watson St., Cortland.
  • Week 4: Jan. 18 to 20 at the Marathon Civic Building 11 Brink St.
  • Week 5: Jan. 27 to 29 at Truxton Academy Charter School, 6337 Academy St., Truxton, with a pause from 2 to 4 p.m. on school days.
  • Week 6: Feb 3 to 5 at the Port Watson Mini Conference Center, 131 Port Watson St., Cortland.

Walk-ins are welcome at all clinics. Bring photo ID and your vaccination card if previously vaccinated.

A guardian must be present for any minor receiving a vaccine.

For questions to help registering, call the Cortland County Department of Health at 607-345-1184.

3-county region adds 102 new cases, 1 death

Cortland County has not updated its COVID data since Tuesday, when it confirmed 30 new cases of COVID-19, bringing its total to 7,688 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 102 new cases Wednesday, and a death. Tompkins County has seen almost 2,800 new cases since Dec. 7.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 29,065 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 278.

  • 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 239,596 tests have been administered. The county has reported 89 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 42 new cases Tuesday, and one new death, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 10,511. The state reports 2,813,450 tests have been administered. Seventy Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 60 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,866. The state reports 295,654 tests have been administered. The state reports 119 people have died.

157,470 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reports 28,271 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 55.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 81,764 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, 47,435 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.5% of the total population and 69.8% of people over 18; 56.9% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.5 million people have received at least one dose, or 82.4% of the state’s population; 71.1% of the total population is fully vaccinated.

Cortland County rate now at 469 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 223 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 15 to Tuesday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 468.67 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: 468.67 — high
Tompkins: 1,824.23 — high
Cayuga: 463.59 — high
Onondaga: 464.03 — high
Broome: 657.26 — high
Chenango: 607.96 — high
Tioga: 568.43 — high
Madison: 513.10 — high