Cortland County reports 64th covid death — first since April

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Cortland County recorded another covid-19 death last week, its first since April and 64th total of the pandemic.

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The latest was confirmed Thursday (June 17) by officials with the local health department.

New daily infections have otherwise been minimal — just three over the past week, with a 7-day positivity rate of 0.2%.

Meanwhile, the statewide positivity has dropped below 30% for the first time since March 2020. The 7-Day average positivity rate is 0.38%, hitting a record low for the 23rd Consecutive Day and declining for a total of 76 days in a row.

Governor Cuomo is now scaling back mass vaccination sites, as more than 70% of adults have gotten at least one dose of the vaccine.

Vaccine data holds stagnant in Cortland County, where 48.3% of the population has received at least one dose. This includes 56.8% of adults 18+.

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