January 27, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/28

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Tompkins, Cayuga counties add 269 new 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 269 new cases Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 29,791 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 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 208 cases Saturday, Sunday and Monday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 11,010. The state reports 2,822,173 tests have been administered. Seventy Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 61 new cases Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 11,048. The state reports 297,787 tests have been administered. The state reports 120 people have died.

157,579 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reports 28,338 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 59.3% of the county’s total population and 67% of its people over 18. A total of 55.5% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 81,790 people have received at least one dose, or 79.6% of the population and 84.4% of people over 18; 73.1% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 47,548 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.6% of the total population and 69.9% of people over 18; 57.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.61 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 at 588 cases per 100,000

Cortland County reported 280 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 20 to Sunday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 588.47 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: 588.47 — high
Tompkins: 661.58 — high
Cayuga: 411.36 — high
Onondaga: 551.98 — high
Broome: 568.54 — high
Chenango: 421.55 — high
Tioga: 439.81 — high
Madison: 444.03 — high