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Cortland County reaches 80 deaths from covid-19


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Two recent covid-19 deaths bring the total in Cortland County up to 80.

The 79th occurred over the weekend — and the latest reported just this week by the Cortland County Health Department.

Both were in the hospital with the virus. No details are available on their immunization status.

Among all new cases last week, 71% were unvaccinated.

Currently, 162 are infected, which includes four people in the hospital.

CDC data shows the 7-day positivity rate to be 4.95%.

Full vaccinations account for an estimated 60.6% of the eligible county population.

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