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Cortland County reports 72nd COVID fatality

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Cortland County lost its 72nd resident to covid-19 this week.

It follows three fatalities from earlier this month by the local health department. The latest was confirmed in yesterday’s daily case report.

Weekly summarized data covering September 13-19 showed no additional deaths, but 13 new hospitalizations.

Community transmission remains “high,” as defined by the CDC.

The county’s positivity rate is more than 7% over the past seven days.

An estimated 58.9% of the eligible county population (12 and older) is fully vaccinated, increasing just 0.6% week-over-week.

Testing is up nearly 14%.

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