Tompkins County currently has the lowest active COVID-19 case in six months – fr

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Tompkins County currently has the lowest active COVID-19 case in six months – fr


TOMPKINS COUNTY, NY – Active COVID-19 cases in Tompkins County have finally fallen below 50, the first time the number has been this low since November 5.

Almost six months to the day, the Tompkins County Health Department has reported four new positive cases, while 16 people have been released from solitary confinement, bringing the active count to 47 cases of COVID-19. Since a brief spate of cases in early April, the number has steadily declined.

The health department did not release a statement accompanying the news. The number of active cases hovered between around 40 and 80 through much of October and November, before peaking much more sharply earlier in the year when cases climbed to more than 300 active cases.

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There are now seven people hospitalized with COVID-19, although the county has crossed 60 percent of its population receiving at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Tompkins County recently celebrated its Department of Health’s immunization schedule, with a total of 50,000 doses administered.



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