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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 value.


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 from  February 2021 to April 2022, 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.


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 
Reporting of Vaccination Status of Positive Cases has been discontinued as of 2/8/22 due to increasing unknowns in available data. The graph is still available here.


 

Community Level 

The CDC has revised its advisory metrics to focus on new hospitalizations and hospital capacity to determine the Community Level classification as low, medium, or high. This CDC Briefing transcript provides a good background for the new framework


The CDC looks at the combination of three metrics to determine the COVID-19 community level.

  • new COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population in the past 7 days,
  • the percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients, and
  • total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days 

New COVID-19 admissions and the percent of staffed inpatient beds occupied represent the current potential for strain on the health system. Data on new cases acts as an early warning indicator of potential increases in health system strain in the event of a COVID-19 surge.

The COVID-19 community level is determined by the higher of the new admissions and inpatient beds metrics, as defined by the current level of new cases per 100,000 population in the past 7 days (under 200, or 200+). The metrics for classifying as low, medium, or high are defined in the table below. 

New COVID-19 Cases (7-day total per 100K)
Community Level Indicators

Low

Medium*

High

Fewer than 200 new cases total over the last 7 days per 100K population.

New COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population (7-day total)

<10.0

10.0-19.9

≥20.0

Percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (7-day average)

<10.0%

10.0-14.9%

≥15.0%

More than 200 new cases total over the last 7 days per 100K population.

New COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 population (7-day total)

NA

<10.0

≥10.0

Percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by COVID-19 patients (7-day average)

NA

<10.0%

≥10.0%


*Within the guidance for Medium level, community members are encouraged to continue to remain cautious:


For the complete prevention behaviors and strategies guidance by level, visit the CDC's Community Levels web page. For current CDC Community Level data visit this COVID Data Tracker page. Follow links in the On This Page menu for additional data, or adjust the Data Type and Map Metrics dropdown menus above the map.


Static Image of a line graph for Transmission LevelLevel of Community Transmission
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For the period of July 1, 2020 to Aug 2, 2021, click here.


Source of COVID-19 Exposure 
Reporting of Source of Exposure data has been discontinued as of 1/25/22. The graph is still available here.


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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. Vaccination status is at time of admission. Source: Cayuga Health System, collated by TCHD.

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

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Hospitalizations: Month individual admitted to CMC.

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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, 2021
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Deaths of Tompkins County residents per month from February 1, 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

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 1, 2022)


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. 


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 Tests for COVID-19

Total tests reported in ECLRS, the Electronic Clinical Laboratory Report System at the NYSDOH, for Tompkins County residents.


Daily Tests

Daily tests are positive and negative test results in ECLRS. 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 Positive Cases

This is a cumulative number of unique positive cases since 3/14/2020. Tompkins County residents 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.


Total Vaccinations (1st and 2nd doses)

Vaccination data is taken from the NYS COVID-19 Vaccine Progress to Date dashboard.


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