March 31 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

Linda Rider

The Tompkins County Health Department says just one county resident has died, and there have now been 18,808 complete constructive cases in Tompkins County, 42 a lot more than on Wednesday, and a whole of 1,860,590 exams done. The Well being Department is also now reporting beneficial self-test final results that have been submitted by their on the internet portal. They say there are 14 new optimistic self-exam success for a total of 1,958 submitted.

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As of Thursday at 8am, the Health Department states 1,928 exams were being conducted in the earlier day. The Tompkins County Wellbeing Division publishes NYS vaccine tracking facts, showing 84,215 Tompkins County residents have a initially dose and 76,833 have done vaccination (which could be a single or two doses, based on vaccine).

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The Health and fitness Office says 6 people today are at the moment hospitalized for COVID-19, two extra than in Wednesday’s update. As of a shift in information past wintertime, “TCHD is reporting only energetic scenarios who are hospitalized,” instead than which includes clients recovered from COVID who remain hospitalized for other motives.

There have been 60 fatalities from COVID-19 recorded among Tompkins County citizens, which include the demise of an spot citizens documented Wednesday morning.

On March 30, Cornell University reported 79 new positive scenarios for March 29, 279 energetic college student situations, and 50 active staff cases. Cornell only updates its dashboard on weekdays, and the timing of their updates doesn’t enable a immediate comparison to the county’s data.

As of March 30, Ithaca Faculty reported 5 energetic pupil circumstances, with 464 recovered, and 5 lively staff cases and 168 recovered personnel.

The Wellbeing Division states its data consist of testing that Cornell College started conducting on July 16, 2020. Cornell launched its have COVID-19 data dashboard on August 25, 2020.

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The Well being Division suggests the general public demands to avoid the distribute of COVID-19 not just to defend them selves, but many others in our community who are most vulnerable to acquiring very ill – older older people, those who are immune-compromised, and these with underlying chronic wellbeing disorders.

TCHD’s Frank Kruppa states, “There is a pretty superior vaccination level for our local community, especially with the successes that have been noted by our area colleges. In addition to the arrival and surveillance tests, a lot of of our new conditions are arising from sustained near make contact with with a positive personal, indicating more than 10 minutes within just 6 feet of a constructive circumstance. These close contacts are taking place additional frequently in significant indoor gatherings that combine unique teams of people today.”

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“Over the earlier several months, our efforts have targeted on vaccinating our younger individuals and offering booster doses to people who are qualified,” Kruppa claims. “We are distributing self-checks and masks during the county as we obtain shipments and thank our local community companions for helping in this exertion.”

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