Cortland County COVID-19 Wrap-Up for Tuesday, Dec. 21

Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 numbers in Cortland County from the week of Dec. 13-19 to Monday, Dec. 20. It is based on recorded information from the Cortland County Health Department.

On Monday, Dec. 20, the county reported 197 active positive cases, 466 patrons being monitored, 14 hospitalizations, but no new deaths. Since Dec. 17, there have been 103 new positive cases (45% increase in that span) and eight new hospitalizations.

As of Dec. 20, there have been 7,555 total positive cases, 381 total hospitalizations and 89 deaths in the county. According to the county, the daily and 7-day average of positive tests amongst county residents is 8.8% and 7.6%, respectively.


Active positive cases between Dec. 13-20 have gone and fluctuated from 229 to 197. Hospitalizations have risen from 11 to 14 since Dec. 13.

According to the county health department’s weekly COVID-19 update between Dec. 13-19, there have been 249 positive cases, 18 hospitalizations and one death.

Of the 197 active cases as of 7:30 a.m. on Dec. 20, 76 of them self-reported that they are fully vaccinated. According to the county health department, county residents “who do not self-report they are vaccinated may be unvaccinated, chose not to provide vaccination status, or vaccination status was not collected during case investigation.”

As of Dec. 20, the percentage of county residents fully vaccinated is 56.3% (26,782 residents), with 63% of residents that are 12 years-or-older reported as fully vaccinated. The percentage of county residents between the ages of 5-and-11 that is fully vaccinated is 14.4%. Additional county numbers show that 28,615 residents have at least one dose of the vaccine.