Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 numbers in Cortland County from the week of Dec. 20-26 to Tuesday, Dec. 28. It is based on recorded information from the Cortland County Health Department.
On Tuesday, Dec. 28, the county reported 255 active positive cases, 546 patrons being monitored, eight hospitalizations, but no new deaths. Since Christmas Eve, there have been 257 new positive cases and seven new hospitalizations.
As of Dec. 28, there have been 7,980 total positive cases, 391 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 12.7% and 9.7%, respectively.
Active positive cases between Dec. 21-28 have gone and fluctuated from 222 to 255. Hospitalizations have declined from 14 to eight since Dec. 21.
According to the county health department’s COVID-19 update for the week of Dec. 20-26, there have been 275 positive cases, 10 hospitalizations and no deaths.
Of the 255 active cases as of 8 a.m. on Dec. 28, 146 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. 28, the percentage of county residents fully vaccinated is 56.6% (26,916 residents), with 63.2% 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 15.8%. Additional county numbers show that 28,792 residents have at least one dose of the vaccine.