Cortland County Health Department issued a weekly summary yesterday (November 8) reporting covid-19 data for the week of November 1-7.
During that time, officials confirmed:
- 150 new positives
- 11 new hospitalizations
- 2 new deaths, adding up to a total of 84 during in the pandemic
Of the 106 positive cases still in isolation as of 8:00 Monday morning (November 8) — 73 are unvaccinated
An estimated 61.5 % of the county’s 12-and-up population is fully vaccinated (an increase of .3% from last week)
CDC has now recommended the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for 5 – 11 year-olds.
Parents and guardians looking to schedule vaccine appointments for children ages 5 – 11 should contact their pediatrician, family physician, Federally Qualified Health Center, or pharmacies that may be administering for this age group (i.e. Kinney Drugs, Wegmans, etc.)
Booster recommendations are also available for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.
Eligible individuals may choose which vaccine they receive as a booster dose. Some people may have a preference for the vaccine type that they originally received, and others may prefer to get a different booster.
CDC’s recommendations now allow for this type of mix and match dosing for booster shots.