February 4 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

Linda Rider

The Tompkins County Health Office says there have now been 17,058 whole optimistic scenarios in Tompkins County, 75 additional than on Thursday, with a whole of 1,788,474 assessments executed. The Well being Office is shifting its facts reporting as of this 7 days, and will no extended contain lively instances or unveiled from isolation statistics, and will not have updates about the weekend.

The Overall health Section is also now reporting beneficial self-exam effects that have been submitted via their online portal. They say there are 12 new favourable self-examination effects today for a overall of 1,562 submitted.

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As of Friday at 7:45am, the Health and fitness Office claims 2,262 checks were performed considering the fact that the last update. The Tompkins County Wellness Office publishes NYS vaccine tracking data, showing 83,373 Tompkins County residents have a very first dose and 75,776 have accomplished vaccination (which could be 1 or two doses, depending on vaccine).

The Health Office claims 15 persons are now hospitalized for COVID-19, the exact as in Thursday’s update. As of a change in information final wintertime, “TCHD is reporting only lively scenarios who are hospitalized,” alternatively than which include people recovered from COVID who keep on being hospitalized for other factors.

There have been 54 deaths from COVID-19 recorded amongst Tompkins County people, like the loss of life of one location resident reported Tuesday early morning.

Tompkins County Public Wellbeing Director Frank Kruppa suggests, “of the the latest uptick in hospitalizations, a large bulk have been of unvaccinated persons. Of the couple of vaccinated persons who have been hospitalized, the trend holds that they have been admitted for a non-COVID linked issue and analyzed constructive upon admittance.”

On February 3, Cornell College described 34 new good circumstances for February 2, 94 energetic scholar scenarios, and 46 active staff circumstances. Cornell only updates its dashboard on weekdays, and the timing of their updates does not make it possible for a immediate comparison to the county’s figures.

As of February 3, Ithaca College reported 7 energetic pupil circumstances, with 347 recovered, and 9 lively personnel instances and 123 recovered workforce.

“All constructive conditions are exceptional men and women,” the Wellbeing Office says. Some of the negative examination results are men and women necessary to be tested various periods, and so this rely is probable to mirror the exact human being many situations in a lot of situations.

The Wellbeing Department states its data involve screening that Cornell College started conducting on July 16, 2020. Cornell released its personal COVID-19 info dashboard on August 25, 2020.

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The Health Office suggests the public wants to reduce the distribute of COVID-19 not just to protect them selves, but many others in our neighborhood who are most vulnerable to having incredibly sick – older grownups, those who are immune-compromised, and those with underlying chronic health and fitness circumstances. Absolutely everyone can get these techniques to halt the distribute of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve” in our local community.

TCHD’s Frank Kruppa claims, “There is a extremely high vaccination amount for our neighborhood, in particular with the successes that have been noted by our local colleges. In addition to the arrival and surveillance tests, several of our new conditions are arising from sustained near make contact with with a good particular person, that means far more than 10 minutes inside of 6 feet of a constructive situation. These near contacts are transpiring a lot more often in big indoor gatherings that blend unique groups of men and women.”

“Tompkins County is now in the ‘High’ transmission amount as defined by the CDC,” the Overall health Division says. “High transmission fee takes place when there are more than 100 optimistic conditions for every 100,000 people above a 7-day period of time. The advisory for County citizens to put on a mask indoors whilst all-around others proceeds to be in location.”

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