ITHACA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — The Tompkins County Health Department was notified by Cayuga Medical Center on Monday of the death of a fully vaccinated Tompkins County resident attributed to COVID-19.
According to the county, the patient who passed away at Cayuga Medical Center on September 11, 2021 was 93 years old.
This is the first COVID-19 related death of a fully vaccinated Tompkins County resident.
“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.”Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa