April 15 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

Linda Rider

The Tompkins County Well being Department says there have now been 19,482 complete beneficial cases in Tompkins County, 45 far more than on Thursday, and a whole of 1,873,690 assessments done. The Wellness Office is also now reporting positive self-test outcomes that have been submitted by way of their on line portal. They say there are 20 new favourable self-test final results for a full of 2,167 submitted.

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As of Friday at 8:10am, the Health Division states 1,040 checks were conducted in the prior day. The Tompkins County Overall health Section publishes NYS vaccine monitoring information, exhibiting 84,330 Tompkins County people have a to start with dose and 76,972 have done vaccination (which could be one or two doses, depending on vaccine).

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The Well being Department says 6 men and women are at present hospitalized for COVID-19, the exact as in Thursday’s update. As of a shift in information last winter season, “TCHD is reporting only energetic scenarios who are hospitalized,” somewhat than together with sufferers recovered from COVID who stay hospitalized for other reasons.

There have been 60 fatalities from COVID-19 recorded among Tompkins County people, such as the dying of an region inhabitants claimed late last thirty day period.

On April 14, Cornell University noted 49 new positive scenarios for April 13, 181 active pupil scenarios, and 76 energetic employee conditions. Cornell only updates its dashboard on weekdays, and the timing of their updates does not allow a direct comparison to the county’s statistics.

As of April 14, Ithaca University reported 18 lively pupil conditions, with 488 recovered, and 7 energetic worker instances and 192 recovered personnel.

The Overall health Department says its figures involve screening that Cornell University started conducting on July 16, 2020. Cornell released its very own COVID-19 information dashboard on August 25, 2020.

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The Wellbeing Division suggests the general public demands to avert the unfold of COVID-19 not just to safeguard by themselves, but other individuals in our neighborhood who are most susceptible to finding really unwell – older adults, those who are immune-compromised, and people with fundamental serious wellbeing conditions.

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TCHD’s Frank Kruppa claims, “There is a very higher vaccination level for our neighborhood, primarily with the successes that have been described by our area faculties. In addition to the arrival and surveillance tests, numerous of our new circumstances are arising from sustained near contact with a positive personal, that means extra than 10 minutes inside 6 toes of a optimistic circumstance. These shut contacts are happening a lot more often in massive indoor gatherings that combine distinct groups of persons.”

“Over the past couple of months, our initiatives have concentrated on vaccinating our younger men and women and offering booster doses to those people who are suitable,” Kruppa claims. “We are distributing self-exams and masks all over the county as we acquire shipments and thank our group companions for assisting in this exertion.”

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