Cortland County COVID-19 Wrap-Up for Wednesday, Jan. 5

Here is a breakdown of COVID-19 numbers in Cortland County from the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2 to Tuesday, Jan. 4. It is based on recorded information from the Cortland County Health Department.

On Tuesday, Jan. 4, the county reported 450 active positive cases, 844 patrons being monitored, nine hospitalizations, but no new deaths. Since New Year’s Day, there have been 390 new positive cases and nine new hospitalizations.

As of Jan. 4, there have been 8,630 total positive cases, 411 total hospitalizations and 90 deaths in the county. According to the county, the daily and 7-day average of positive tests amongst county residents is 17.4% and 13.8%, respectively.

Active positive cases between Dec. 31-Jan. 4 have gone and fluctuated from 363 to 450. Hospitalizations have declined from 10 to nine since Dec. 31.

According to the county health department’s COVID-19 update for the week of Dec. 27-Jan. 2, there have been 619 positive cases, 18 hospitalizations and one death.

Of the 450 active cases as of 8 a.m. on Jan. 4, 259 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 Jan. 4, the percentage of county residents fully vaccinated is 56.8%, with 63.3% 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 17.9%. New and additional county numbers show that 39.5% of county residents are fully vaccinated with a booster shot.