TOMPKINS COUNTY, N.Y.—The Tompkins County Health Department has announced the second COVID death in a week, bringing the county’s total to 65.

“Sadly, TCHD was notified of the death of a Tompkins County resident,” the tweet from TCHD said, offering condolences to the family of the deceased individual.

As of Aug. 1, 2022, there are six active hospitalizations, 169 daily tests being taken and 47 new positive cases, 14 of which were self-reported.

The health department is offering a Moderna booster clinic from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10, at Lifelong Ithaca at 119 West Court Street. Appointments can be made here.

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