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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.

The Tompkins County COVID-19 Data Table is updated daily. The graphic explains where we get the data and what the numbers mean. To see today’s data, click here.
Image of the daily numbers table explainer

  • Click or tap the image to open a PDF in a new tab, or review the outline, below.
  • Demographic distribution of positive cases as of 5/4/2020 (N=133) Click Here 
  • To review historical data (since 3/14/20) Click Here

Daily Data for Covid-19 Explained
Where the data comes from and how the numbers are calculated

Total Tested for COVID-19

Sum of Pending, Positive, and Negative Results

Pending Test Results

CHS reports these numbers based on samples collected. This # may span across several days. Samples are sent to several labs.

Positive Test Results

Cayuga Health System (CHS) reports positive test results to the Tompkins County Health Department (TCHD). TCHD cross-references with a secure State system. TCHD nurses follow-up with any individual who has a positive test result and conducts contact investigation. This is a cumulative number, including active cases and those who recovered.

Negative Test Results

CHS reports negative test results to TCHD. CH team follow-up with any individual who has a negative test result.


TCHD nurses report this number based on individuals who tested positive, have resolved symptoms, and are released from isolation. This number includes individuals who were initially hospitalized for COVID, have at least two consecutive negative results for COVID, yet remain hospitalized for other reasons.

Active COVID-19 Hospitalizations

CHS reports all COVID-related hospitalizations daily to TCHD. Individuals who have at least two consecutive negative results for COVID are no longer considered as COVID-related hospitalizations, and therefore not included in this number.

Discharged Today

CHS reports the # of COVID-related discharges daily to TCHD. This includes discharge of individuals who were admitted as a COVID-related hospitalization, and are discharged upon having at least two consecutive negative results for COVID. This number does not include individuals who remain hospitalized for non-COVID related reasons.

Total TC Resident Deaths & Total Non-Resident Deaths

The Medical Examiner reports this information to TCHD.

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Demographic Breakdown of Total Positive Cases in Tompkins County (N=133)

On May 5, the Tompkins County demographic data related to COVID-19 was shared with the Legislature. The decision to share this data was made because the numbers of cases was sufficient to ensure the protection of privacy of the individuals. The graphs shown below are pages 24-28 of the EOC timeline update released 5/5/2020.

The data in the graphs includes all positive cases through 5/4/2020 (N=133). Information is self-reported by each sampled individual. Data provided by Tompkins County Health Dept. Total population reference source: U.S. Census ACS 2018 1yr. est. Click the image to open a larger image. Click here to open the complete 32 page timeline document.

Age Distribution
Bar graph showing positive COVID tests X Age 

Race Distribution
Bar graph showing positive COVID tests X Race 

Ethnic Distribution
Bar graph showing positive COVID tests X Ethnicity 

Source of Exposure
Bar graph showing positive COVID tests X Source of Exposure 

Place of Residence
Bar graph showing positive COVID tests X municipality


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