May 24 update from Health Department on COVID-19 cases

Linda Rider

The Tompkins County Overall health Department claims there have now been 21,628 whole favourable situations in Tompkins County, 40 more than on Monday, and a full of 1,903,364 tests carried out. The Wellness Division is also now reporting favourable self-check effects that have been submitted by their online portal. They say there are 18 new positive self-take a look at results for a full of 2,923 submitted.

Relevant: TCHD: If you test favourable on an at-home test

As of Tuesday at 7:30am, the Wellbeing Office suggests 344 assessments have been performed in the preceding working day. The Tompkins County Overall health Department publishes NYS vaccine tracking info, showing 85,092 Tompkins County citizens have a to start with dose and 77,800 have done vaccination (which could be a single or two doses, depending on vaccine).

Linked: Numerous are eligible for 2nd booster or more doses, states Health Section

The Health Section states 11 individuals are now hospitalized for COVID-19, a single additional than in Monday’s update. As of a shift in info previous wintertime, “TCHD is reporting only lively cases who are hospitalized,” relatively than like sufferers recovered from COVID who stay hospitalized for other causes.

“Of the current uptick in hospitalizations, a broad vast majority have been of vaccinated persons,” Tompkins County Community Well being Director Frank Kruppa tells us, but “of the persons who are vaccinated and have been hospitalized for COVID-19 connected good reasons, the development holds that they are mostly more mature grown ups, age 65+. This information details to the worth of boosters and 2nd boosters for people age 65+.”

There have been 62 fatalities from COVID-19 recorded amongst Tompkins County citizens, together with the loss of life of two place people claimed in early Could.

On Could 23, Cornell University claimed 16 new beneficial circumstances for May 22, 111 energetic scholar scenarios, and 47 active worker cases. Cornell only updates its dashboard on weekdays, and the timing of their updates doesn’t allow a direct comparison to the county’s statistics.

As of Could 23, Ithaca College or university reported 9 lively pupil conditions, with 577 recovered, and 10 lively personnel conditions and 245 recovered staff members.

The Overall health Department states its stats consist of screening that Cornell University started conducting on July 16, 2020. Cornell introduced its possess COVID-19 facts dashboard on August 25, 2020.

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The Health and fitness Division says the community wants to stop the unfold of COVID-19 not just to secure by themselves, but other folks in our neighborhood who are most vulnerable to having quite unwell – more mature older people, these who are immune-compromised, and individuals with underlying chronic wellness disorders.

Connected: BA.2 variant most likely, but not verified, among the “ebbs and flows” of Tompkins circumstances, states Well being Section

TCHD’s Frank Kruppa claims, “There is a very higher vaccination charge for our group, specially with the successes that have been described by our regional faculties. In addition to the arrival and surveillance screening, a lot of of our new scenarios are arising from sustained near get in touch with with a beneficial unique, indicating more than 10 minutes in just 6 toes of a constructive circumstance. These shut contacts are transpiring additional often in substantial indoor gatherings that blend diverse teams of men and women.”

“Over the past few weeks, our initiatives have centered on vaccinating our younger men and women and delivering booster doses to people who are qualified,” Kruppa claims. “We are distributing self-checks and masks in the course of the county as we acquire shipments and thank our neighborhood partners for helping in this energy.”

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