Cortland County tops 8,000 cases
Cortland County confirmed 42 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing its total to 8,022 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 245 new cases Wednesday, and one new death. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 30,366 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 280.
• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 580 patients, 255 of them confirmed positive. Eleven people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 395 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 242,786 tests have been administered. The county has reported 89 deaths.
• Tompkins County reported 104 cases Wednesday and one new death, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 11,134. The state reports 2,824,665 tests have been administered. Seventy-one Tompkins residents have died.
• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 141 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 11,200. The state reports 299,566 tests have been administered. The state reports 120 people have died.
157,854 receive COVID vaccine
The state Health Department reports 28,411 Cortland County residents have received at least
one dose of COVID vaccine, or 59.4% of the county’s total population and 67.1% of its people over 18. A total of 55.7% of the county has been fully vaccinated.
In Tompkins County, 81,815 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, 47,628 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.7% of the total population and 70% of people over 18; 57.2% are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 15.67 million people have received at least one dose, or 83.6% of the state’s population; 71.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated.
Cortland County rate now at 553 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 263 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 22 to Tuesday.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 552.74 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: 552.74 — high
Tompkins: 549.03 — high
Cayuga: 330.39 — high
Onondaga: 557.62 — high
Broome: 540.72 — high
Chenango: 374.94 — high
Tioga: 408.69 — high
Madison: 360.86 — high