March 21 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

Linda Rider

The Tompkins County Health Department states there have now been 18,254 complete constructive instances in Tompkins County, 44 a lot more than on Friday, and a total of 1,847,554 exams performed. The Overall health Section is also now reporting good self-take a look at results that have been submitted by way of their on the net portal. They say there are 32 new positive self-examination benefits for a full of 1,833 submitted.

Linked: TCHD: If you check beneficial on an at-residence check

As of Monday at 8am, the Wellness Office says 284 tests were being executed in the preceding day. The Tompkins County Wellness Section publishes NYS vaccine monitoring facts, exhibiting 84,132 Tompkins County residents have a to start with dose and 76,747 have done vaccination (which could be a single or two doses, relying on vaccine).

The Health Office says no one particular is now hospitalized for COVID-19, one particular less than in Friday’s update. As of a shift in info last wintertime, “TCHD is reporting only lively situations who are hospitalized,” rather than including clients recovered from COVID who continue being hospitalized for other reasons.

There have been 59 deaths from COVID-19 recorded amongst Tompkins County residents, which includes the dying of two space inhabitants reported past month.

On March 18, Cornell University reported 33 new optimistic conditions for March 17, 103 energetic college student situations, and 19 energetic worker circumstances. Cornell only updates its dashboard on weekdays, and the timing of their updates does not enable a immediate comparison to the county’s studies.

As of March 17, Ithaca School documented 4 energetic scholar circumstances, with 456 recovered, and just one lively staff circumstance and 163 recovered staff.

The Well being Department suggests its studies consist of screening that Cornell University started conducting on July 16, 2020. Cornell introduced its personal COVID-19 info dashboard on August 25, 2020.

Linked: New Cornell COVID-19 dashboard demonstrates examination success and warn degree

The Health and fitness Department claims the public wants to avert the spread of COVID-19 not just to safeguard them selves, but some others in our local community who are most vulnerable to receiving quite sick – older grownups, these who are immune-compromised, and all those with fundamental serious health situations.

TCHD’s Frank Kruppa claims, “There is a very superior vaccination level for our community, in particular with the successes that have been described by our area schools. In addition to the arrival and surveillance screening, a lot of of our new instances are arising from sustained shut make contact with with a constructive particular person, which means extra than 10 minutes within six toes of a optimistic case. These near contacts are transpiring more regularly in big indoor gatherings that combine various groups of persons.”

Similar: As Tompkins County drops to “low” COVID stage, Wellbeing Office suspends mask advisory

“According to the metrics recently produced by the CDC with regards to ‘community degrees,’ Tompkins County has fallen into the “Low” class based on the pursuing info: much less than 200 new circumstances for every 100,000 people about the previous seven times, less than 10 new COVID-19 admissions for every 100,000 people today at Cayuga Professional medical Centre, and lessen than 10 % of staffed inpatient beds at the healthcare facility occupied by COVID-19 sufferers,” the Well being Section claims.

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