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2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Local Data


THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING of our community is our top priority. Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD) is working closely with community partners to prevent and respond to the evolving novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.


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Tompkins County data

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  • TCHD Google spreadsheet: Click Here

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History & Trends

Trend graphs over time are shown below. Mouse over or tap lines to show data point number.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

The graph shows the total number of vaccinations reported by New York State Vaccine Tracker for Tompkins County residents, from June 1, 2021 to the present. This represents vaccinations administered by all sources, including pharmacies, NYS-operated sites, private practices, the Tompkins County Health Department, and the Cayuga Health System in partnership with TCHD.

Total COVID-19 Vaccinations since June 1, 2021 (Tompkins County)
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For the total number of first and second dose vaccinations administered to Tompkins County residents since February 2021, click here.


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COVID-19 Cases

The following graphs show confirmed COVID-19 disease cases including new cases and active cases, percent of COVID-19 tests that are positive (virus detected) and source of exposure. Tompkins County residents only.

Daily new positive cases & 7-day Rolling Average
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For the period of July 1, 2020 to Aug 2, 2021, click here.


Daily Active Cases + Level of Community Transmission + 7-Day Avg. New Cases
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For the period of July 1, 2020 to Aug 2, 2021, click here.

Level of Community Transmission:

Also referred to as “transmission rate” or “rate of community spread.” This indicator is defined by the CDC as the "total number of new cases per 100,000 persons within the last 7 days," and is used to guide jurisdictions in measures needed to address the level of transmission. Low=<10, Moderate=10-49, Substantial=50-99, High=100+.

When the level is High (100+), the CDC recommends that, "significant measures are needed to limit contact between persons, with priority given to maintaining essential community activities and services." The TCHD announced the Level of Community Transmission was at Substantial on July 30, and High on August 20. See also covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.


Total Cases + Daily Active Cases + Daily Positive Cases
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Percent Positive Tests (avg. cases /avg. tests; from 6/1/21)
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For the graph showing data from 12/1/2020, click here.


Vaccination Status of Positive Cases (total cases by week) since May 1, 2021.
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Explanation of Case Vaccination Status:
Fully Vaccinated-- the date of the case's COVID-19 test was at least 2 weeks after they had received the second dose in a 2-dose series,* or at least 2 weeks after they had received a single-dose vaccine.
Not Fully Vaccinated-- case is unvaccinated, or has not completed the series of a 2-dose vaccine more than 2 weeks prior to their COVID-19 test.
Not Eligible for Vaccine-- Individuals under age 12 are not eligible for the vaccine.
Unknown-- vaccination status cannot be confirmed.
*2-dose vaccines can be any of 6 vaccines approved by the WHO


Source of COVID-19 Exposure 

The following graphs show the source of exposure for Tompkins County residents who contracted COVID-19, as determined through contract tracing. The source of the virus is from a known positive case is marked "YES," and exposures that cannot be traced directly to a known positive case is marked "NO". These unknown (No) source suggests community spread. Many cases from one or more known sources may suggest a cluster. Data reporting reflects the date the testing results were received. These data are updated weekly. Data point dates are the end of the reporting week (Tuesdays).

Source of Exposure by Week
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Demographics:

Hospitalizations: Vaccination status of COVID-19 positive patients

Tompkins County residents COVID-19 positive when admitted to Cayuga Medical Center. Data since 8/1/21. Source: Cayuga Health System, collated by TCHD.
Vaccination Status: NO=Not fully vaccinated; YES=fully vaccinated at time of admission.

Hospitalizations: Age and vaccination status of COVID-19 positive hospitalized individuals.

EXPLANATION OF CASE VACCINATION STATUS: Fully Vaccinated-- the date of the case's COVID-19 test was 2+ weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, or 2+ weeks after their single-dose vaccine. Not Fully Vaccinated-- case is unvaccinated, or the test date is <2 weeks after full vaccination series is completed. 

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Deaths attributed to COVID-19, Tompkins County residents

Age and vaccination status of Tompkins County residents whose deaths were attributed to COVID-19 from February 1 to December 20, 2021
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Deaths of Tompkins County residents per month from February 1 to December 20, 2021
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Confirmed Positive Cases

Age distribution of residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive
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Race distribution of residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive
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Ethnic distribution of residents who were confirmed COVID-19 positive
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Vaccinated Individuals in Tompkins County

COVID-19 Vaccinations, Individuals with one dose or more, Tompkins County residents. Source: NYSDOH.

Age distribution of vaccinated residents
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Race distribution of vaccinated residents
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Ethnic distribution of vaccinated residents
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Daily Data for Covid-19 Explained
Where the data comes from and how the numbers are calculated

Information about updated data reporting is posted at the top of this page.

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TCHD: Tompkins County Health Department  |  CHS: Cayuga Health System
ECLRS: Electronic Clinical Laboratory Report System (NYSDOH)

(Updated: February 5, 2021)

Total Tests for COVID-19

Total tests for Tompkins County residents. All higher education testing data to date is included in the Health Department’s daily update.

Daily Tests

Daily tests are positive and negative test results from ECLRS, the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Report System at the NYSDOH. The number reported here is for the previous day.

New Positive Cases

TCHD reports new unique positive cases daily based on a secure State system. TCHD nurses follow-up with any individual who has a positive test result and conducts a contact investigation

Total Unique Positive Cases

This is a cumulative number of unique positive cases since 3/14/2020. It includes active cases and those who have been released from isolation.

Released from Isolation

TCHD nurses report this number based on individuals who tested positive, have resolved symptoms, and are released from isolation.

Active Cases

Calculated as the total number of positive cases minus the totals of both released cases and deaths.

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations

CHS reports all COVID-related hospitalizations daily to TCHD. TCHD then reports active COVID-19 patients — those being monitored during the isolation period. Patients who are released from isolation, but are still recovering in the hospital are not included in this number. CHD reports all COVID-related hospitalizations on their website

Total TC Resident Deaths

The Medical Examiner reports this information to TCHD. As of 1/25/21, TCHD is no longer reporting non-resident deaths. The counties of residence report these deaths.

The difference between "death data" reported by NYS and by TCHD is due to several issues. The State is likely reporting deaths of anyone who dies in Tompkins County regardless of their permanent address, whereas TCHD is reporting deaths of Tompkins County residents only. We are basing our reporting on death certificates, however we do not receive notification of deaths of residents who are not in Tompkins County at the time of death.

Total Vaccinations (1st and 2nd doses)

COVID-19 vaccinations are reported by Cayuga Health System. The totals are vaccinations administered at the Cayuga Health/TCHD Vaccination site and at Cayuga Medical Center only.

Reported Positive Self-Tests

COVID-19 positive self-test (home-test) results reported to TCHD through an online reporting form. Learn more on the self-test webpage

Total Reported Positive Self-Tests

A cumulative total of the COVID-19 positive self-test results reported to TCHD.


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