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> COVID19 2021-09-13 Health Department Reports COVID-19 Death of a Fully Vaccinated Tompkins County Resident

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TOMPKINS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Your Partner for a Healthy Community
Frank Kruppa — Public Health Director

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 13, 2021

For media inquiries: Samantha Hillson, 607-274-6714, shillson@tompkins-co.org
Dominick Recckio, drecckio@tompkins-co.org

Health Department Reports COVID-19 Death of a Fully Vaccinated Tompkins County Resident

(Ithaca, N.Y., September 13, 2021) – The Tompkins County Health Department was notified by Cayuga Medical Center of the death of a fully vaccinated Tompkins County resident attributed to COVID-19. The patient, who passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on September 11, 2021 was 93 years old. This is the first COVID-19 death of a fully vaccinated Tompkins County resident.

Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa stated, “We’re saddened by this loss and every loss in our community from COVID-19. This is the first fully vaccinated person to pass from COVID-19 in Tompkins County. We can report the patient was also impacted by pre-existing health conditions which contributed to their passing. Vaccines continue to be effective in preventing severe disease, and a majority of our hospitalizations continue to be individuals who are unvaccinated. TCHD will continue to monitor the severity of disease from COVID-19 and report information when it becomes available.”

The September 11 death announced here will be reflected in the TCHD daily COVID-19 data table on Tuesday, September 14.

The Tompkins County Health Department is your partner for a healthy community. Find us online at TompkinsCountyNY.gov/health, and follow us on Facebook at Facebook.com/TompkinsPublicHealth and on Twitter at @TompkinsHealth.

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