July 11 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

Linda Rider

The Tompkins County Wellness Division suggests there have now been 22,619 complete optimistic cases in Tompkins County, 41 additional than on Friday, and a total of 1,921,355 checks conducted. The Health and fitness Section is also now reporting good self-take a look at outcomes that have been submitted by means of their on-line portal. They say there are 15 new positive self-exam effects for a complete of 3,245 submitted.

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As of Monday at 8:30am, the Overall health Section claims 185 exams were being conducted in the past working day. The Tompkins County Health Section publishes NYS vaccine tracking data, demonstrating 86,982 Tompkins County people have a first dose and 79,055 have accomplished vaccination (which could be one particular or two doses, based on vaccine).

Linked: Lots of are qualified for 2nd booster or added doses, claims Well being Division

The Well being Division says three folks are at this time hospitalized for COVID-19, just one more than in Friday’s update. As of a shift in info final wintertime, “TCHD is reporting only energetic conditions who are hospitalized,” rather than like individuals recovered from COVID who remain hospitalized for other reasons.

“Of the recent uptick in hospitalizations, a vast majority have been of vaccinated people today,” Tompkins County Community Wellbeing Director Frank Kruppa tells us, but “of the folks who are vaccinated and have been hospitalized for COVID-19 connected factors, the pattern holds that they are largely older adults, age 65+. This details details to the significance of boosters and 2nd boosters for all those age 65+.”

Linked: CDC and Food and drug administration have licensed vaccines for 6 months and up, suggests Well being Office

There have been 63 fatalities from COVID-19 recorded among the Tompkins County people, such as the dying of an location resident reported in mid June.

On July 4, Cornell University documented 26 active student instances and 35 active faculty and personnel circumstances. Cornell has switched to weekly updates, and the timing of their updates does not allow a direct comparison to the county’s statistics.

As of June 29, Ithaca College or university claimed just one active pupil case, with 593 recovered, and 3 energetic worker situations and 268 recovered staff.

The Overall health Division states the public requires to protect against the distribute of COVID-19 not just to protect on their own, but other individuals in our group who are most vulnerable to receiving incredibly unwell – more mature adults, all those who are immune-compromised, and these with fundamental serious well being problems.

Connected: BA.2 variant probable, but not verified, amongst “ebbs and flows” of Tompkins situations, states Wellness Section

TCHD’s Frank Kruppa suggests, “There is a extremely substantial vaccination rate for our neighborhood, specially with the successes that have been claimed by our neighborhood schools. In addition to the arrival and surveillance screening, quite a few of our new circumstances are arising from sustained near get in touch with with a good particular person, that means far more than 10 minutes inside 6 feet of a constructive circumstance. These shut contacts are occurring more usually in big indoor gatherings that combine different groups of individuals.”

“Over the past few months, our endeavours have focused on vaccinating our younger men and women and giving booster doses to individuals who are suitable,” Kruppa suggests. “We are distributing self-assessments and masks through the county as we acquire shipments and thank our local community partners for assisting in this energy.”

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