Three counties add 648 new COVID cases
Cortland County confirmed 268 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing its total to 9,909 cases.
Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 380 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 36,641 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 288.
- The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 466 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 250,589 tests have been administered. The county has reported 90 deaths.
- Tompkins County reported 219 cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 13,721. The state reports 2,848,832 tests have been administered. Seventy-four Tompkins residents have died.
- In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 161 new cases Wednesday, and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 13,218. The state reports 311,520 tests have been administered. The state reports 124 people have died.
158,869 receive COVID vaccine
The state Health Department reports 28,631 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 59.9% 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, 82,121 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, 48,117 residents have received at least one dose, or 62.4% of the total population and 70.4% of people over 18; 57.8% are fully vaccinated. Statewide, 15.93 million people have received at least one dose, or 85.6% of the state’s population; 72.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated.
Cortland County rate now at 1,536 per 100,000
Cortland County reported 731 new cases of coronavirus from Jan. 5 to Tuesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 1,536.33 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: 1,536.33.72 — high
Tompkins: 1,506.17 — high
Cayuga: 1,573.60 — high
Onondaga: 2,389.43 — high
Broome: 1,550.23 — high
Chenango: 1,156.61 — high
Tioga: 1,429.37 — high
Madison: 1,224.96 — high