January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/27

coronavirus particles

COVID testing site to open in Moravia

MORAVIA — Appointments can be made starting today for a new COVID-19 testing facility the state plans to operate in Moravia, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Friday.

The site, at the Moravia Fire Department, 38 Keeler St., is among 13 new sites located in areas of high need to face a surge in COVID-19 cases.

“To get through this winter surge and protect New Yorkers, we will use every tool at our disposal,” Hochul said. “We will continue to expand testing availability to every corner of the state, evaluating where more capacity and additional sites are needed soon.”

The site opens Wednesday, with appointments being accepted today at https://tinyurl.com/53set8ys.

The facility will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 170 cases

Cortland County has not updated its COVID-19 data since Thursday, when it reported 35 new cases Wednesday and Thursday, bringing its total to 7,723 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 170 new cases Friday, and one new death. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 29,522 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 279.

• 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 118 new cases Friday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 10,812. The state reports 2,818,166 tests have been administered. Seventy Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 52 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 10,987. The state reports 297,246 tests have been administered. The state reports 120 people have died.

157,579 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reports 28,317 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, 81,757 people have received at least one dose, or 79.5% of the population and 84.4% of people over 18; 73.1% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 47,505 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.6% of the total population and 69.8% of people over 18; 57% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.57 million people have received at least one dose, or 82.9% of the state’s population; 71.3% 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