January 27, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 12/29

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COVID cancels Preble events

The Preble Seniors club has canceled all activities for January because of the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the club announced Tuesday.

That includes a lunch on Jan. 5, a card party Jan. 19, a dinner the same day and an Area Agency on Aging presentation Jan. 26.

3-county region tops 30K cases

Cortland County confirmed 257 cases of COVID-19 on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, bringing its total to 7,980 cases as Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties topped 30,000 cases in the pandemic that has now stretched 21 months.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 31 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 30,079 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, 255 of them confirmed positive. Eight people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 391 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 242,036 tests have been administered. The county has reported 89 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported 20 cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 11,030. The state reports 2,822,379 tests have been administered. Seventy Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 11 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 11,059. The state reports 297,865 tests have been administered. The state reports 120 people have died.

157,757 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reports 28,368 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 55.6% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 81,798 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, 47,591 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.7% of the total population and 69.9% of people over 18; 57.2% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.63 million people have received at least one dose, or 83.4% of the state’s population; 71.5% of the total population is fully vaccinated.

Cortland County rate now at 565 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 269 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 21 to Monday.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 565.35 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: 565.35 — high
Tompkins: 652.77 — high
Cayuga: 391.77 — high
Onondaga: 539,38 — high
Broome: 533.37 — high
Chenango: 374.94 — high
Tioga: 414.91 — high
Madison: 405.97 — high