January 20, 2022

Coronavirus briefs 1/14

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Cortland County tops 10K cases

Cortland County confirmed 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing its total to 10,084 cases — more than one person in five in the county.

Tompkins and Cayuga counties reported 428 new cases Tuesday. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 37,244 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. The number of people who have died from the virus remains 288.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 357 active cases. It no longer reports data of contacts yet to be confirmed positive. Seven people were hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 429 people have been hospitalized. The state Health Department reports 250,589 tests have been administered. The county has reported 90 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 292 cases Wednesday, reports the state Health Department. The number of confirmed cases rose to 14,013. The state reports 2,848,832 tests have been administered. Seventy-four Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 136 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 13,354. The state reports 311,521 tests have been administered. The state reports 124 people have died. Tompkins

County offers pediatric booster

The Tompkins County Health Department offers a COVID-19 vaccine booster clinic with the Pfizer from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday for youth 12 to 17.

The clinic will be at the Shops at Ithaca Mall in Lansing.

To register, go to https://tinyurl.com/ykky3xbk.

The Pfizer booster dose is authorized for individuals 12- 17 years old who received their initial vaccine series of Pfizer at least five months ago.

A parent or guardian must be present and give consent for any minor. Please bring a photo ID or a parent/guardian can confirm identity, your vaccination card, and expect to wait 15 minutes for observation following your injection.

Cortland County rate now at 1,597 per 100,000

Cortland County reported 760 new cases of coronavirus from Jan. 6 to Wednesday. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Cortland has 1,597.28 new cases per 100,000 people over the past week.

Cortland County was listed as having a “high risk” of transmission 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: 1,597.28 — high
Tompkins: 1,519.87 — high
Cayuga: 1,527.89 — high
Onondaga: 2,296.71 — high
Broome: 1,569.65 — high
Chenango: 1,114.24 — high
Tioga: 1,547.62 — high
Madison: 1,223.55 — high

Vaccination rates by ZIP

Here are the percentage of people who have at least one dose of vaccine for COVID-19, by ZIP code. By comparison, 85.6% of New York residents have received at least one dose of vaccine:
13863 Willet 33.1%
13158 Truxton 50.2%
13118 Moravia 54.0%
13803 Marathon 54.6%
13045 Cortland 59.4%
13040 Cincinnatus 60.6%
13092 Locke 61.3%
13101 McGraw 63.4%
13053 Dryden 65.2%
13077 Homer 66.0%
13141 Preble 66.2%
13073 Groton 68.0%
13068 Freeville 75.8%
13784 Harford 90.8%
13062 Etna 100.0%
13087 Little York 100.0%
13102 McLean 100.0%

In schools

Here are the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 this academic year at greater Cortland area schools:

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.