January 27, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/24

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3-county region adds 287 cases

Cortland County reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing its total to 7,723 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 252 new cases Thursday. Tompkins County has seen almost 3,000 new cases since Dec. 7.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 29,352 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 278.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 546 patients, 201 of them confirmed positive. Eleven 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 183 new cases Thursday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 10,694. The state reports 2,816,127 tests have been administered. Seventy Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 69 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,935. The state reports 296,601 tests have been administered. The state reports 119 people have died.

157,514 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reports 28,307 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 59.2% 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, 81,736 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, 47,471 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.5% of the total population and 69.8% of people over 18; 57% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.54 million people have received at least one dose, or 82.7% of the state’s population; 71.2% of the total population is fully vaccinated.

Cortland County rate now at 490 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 233 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 16 to Wednesday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 489.69 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: 489.69 — high
Tompkins: 1,632.41 — high
Cayuga: 463.59 — high
Onondaga: 481.19 — high
Broome: 631.54 — high
Chenango: 584.66 — high
Tioga: 558.06 — high
Madison: 497.60 — high