Guthrie resumes non-essential surgeries
Guthrie Cortland Medical Center is open for non-essential procedures and surgeries again, hospital officials have announced.
The state Health Department cleared the hospital to resume procedures on Thursday based on a seven-day rolling average of hospital capacity, said Steve Osterhaus, the communication coordinator for The Guthrie Clinic, a Sayre, Pennsylvania-based health care system that includes Cortland’s hospital among its five hospital branches.
Guthrie Cortland announced Dec. 7 non-essential surgeries would be postponed, except for worsening patients, after the state Health Department required the move. At that time, a seven-day average of hospital capacity put the hospital at 10% availability for open, staffed beds
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Cortland County adds 390 cases
Cortland County has confirmed 390 cases of COVID-10 on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, bringing its total to 8,630 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 165 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 32,415 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 282.
- The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 844 patients, 450 of them confirmed positive. Nine people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 411 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 244,710 tests have been administered. The county has reported 90 deaths.
- Tompkins County reported 31 cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 11,963. The state reports 2,831,943 tests have been administered. Seventy-two Tompkins residents have died.
- In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 134 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 11,852. The state reports 303,604 tests have been administered. The state reports 120 people have died.
158,109 receive COVID vaccine
The state Health Department reports 28,505 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 59.6% of the county’s total population and 67.2% of its people over 18. A total of 55.8% of the county has been fully vaccinated.
In Tompkins County, 81,842 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, 47,762 residents have received at least one dose, or 61.9% of the total population and 70.1% of people over 18; 57.4% are fully vaccinated.
Statewide, 15.8 million people have received at least one dose, or 84% of the state’s population; 71.8% of the total population is fully vaccinated.
Cortland County rate now at 935 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 445 new cases of coronavirus from Dec. 27 to Sunday.
The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 935.25 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: 935.25 — high
Tompkins: 871.99 — high
Cayuga: 766.56 — high
Onondaga: 1,111.98 — high
Broome: 1,018.44 — high
Chenango: 643.97 — high
Tioga: 889.99 — high
Madison: 851.41 — high