January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 1/12

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Cortland County adds 173 new COVID cases

Cortland County confirmed 173 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing its total to 9,641 cases.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 181 new cases Tuesday.

The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 35,993 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 287.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 525 active cases. It no longer reports data of contacts yet to be confirmed positive. Six people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 424 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 250,062 tests have been administered. The county has reported 90 deaths.

• Tompkins County reported 70 cases Tuesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 13,502. The state reports 2,846,173 tests have been administered. Seventy-four Tompkins residents have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 111 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 13,057. The state reports 310,607 tests have been administered. The state reports 123 people have died.

158,770 receive COVID vaccine

The state Health Department reports 28,612 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 59.8% of the county’s total population and 67.4% of its people over 18. A total of 56% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 82,081 people have received at least one dose, or 79.9% of the population
and 84.6% of people over 18 73.2% are fully vaccinated.

In Cayuga County, 48,077 residents have received at least one dose, or 62.3% of the total population and 70.4% of people over 18; 57.7% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 15.91 million people have received at least one dose, or 85.5% of the state’s population; 72.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated.

Cortland County rate now at 1,524 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 725 new cases of coronavirus from Jan. 4 to Monday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 1,523.72 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: 1,523.72 — high
Tompkins: 1,468.00 — high
Cayuga: 1,603.64 — high
Onondaga: 2,410.49 — high
Broome: 1,526.61 — high
Chenango: 1,230.75 — high
Tioga: 1,406.55 — high
Madison: 1,155.89 — high