The Tompkins County Health Department was notified by Cayuga Medical Center of the death of a fully vaccinated Tompkins County resident?attributed to COVID-19.?The?patient,?who passed away at Cayuga Medical Center?on Sept. 11, was 93?years?old.?This is the first?COVID-19?death of a fully vaccinated Tompkins County resident.?
Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank?Kruppa?stated, “We’re saddened by?this?loss?and every loss in our community from COVID-19.?This is the first fully vaccinated person to pass from COVID-19 in Tompkins County.?We can report?the?patient was?also impacted by?pre-existing?health?conditions?which contributed to their passing. Vaccines continue to be effective in preventing severe disease,?and?a majority of our hospitalizations continue to be individuals who are unvaccinated. TCHD will continue to monitor the severity of disease from COVID-19 and report information when it becomes available.”?
The?Sept. 11?death will be reflected in the TCHD daily COVID-19 data table on Tuesday, Sept. 14.??