October 23, 2021

Seventh person tests positive for COVID-19

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A seventh person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Cortland County, county officials announced Friday afternoon.

The county is monitoring 56 people in quarantine, but none are hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department does not have the ability to test for coronavirus, so it must wait for information from private health care providers and large-scale testing facility near Ithaca and Syracuse, causing a lag in reporting.

As of Thursday night, 33 people in Tompkins County have tested positive for coronavirus, health officials in that county have reported.

Cortland County residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms need to call their doctor, who will coordinate testing. People who don’t have a primary-care physician can call Upstate Medical University at 315-464-3979 or Cayuga Medical’s Call Center at 607-319-5708.

If you are instructed by a medical professional to get tested, the county advises, follow their instructions for a sample collection and then go directly to your home and do not leave your home until you receive test results from your provider.