October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/3

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Cases of COVID-19 increase to 14 in Cortland County

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cortland County increased Thursday to 14, up from 11 the previous day, report county officials who noted none of the cases appear to be connected.

Another 56 people are being monitored, two more than the previous day. One is hospitalized, the first so far for the county.

Another 410 negative test results have come back.

Tompkins County has 87 confirmed cases, reports the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

Cayuga County added two cases Thursday, bringing it to four. One was a man in his 20s living in Auburn, working on a farm; the other was a man in his 30s, from Auburn, working on a dairy farm.

In Cayuga, 29 people are in quarantine; three are in isolation.

Cortland County’s health department doesn’t have the ability to test for COVID-19, which is provided through health care providers. If a medical professional instructs you to get tested, collect the sample, then go directly home. Do not leave your home until you have test results, which could take up to a week.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, call your 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’s Call Center at 607-319-5708.

Cayuga Health opens resource, drop-off center for donations

ITHACA –– The Cayuga Medical Center Foundation has created a resource and drop-off center for donations to be used at all Cayuga Health locations including their two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital.

“The outpouring of support from the individuals, organization and community groups has been heart-warming and appreciated,” said Martin Stallone, president and CEO of Cayuga Health.

Near greater Cortland, donations can be made through:

  • Cayuga Medical Center Foundation — 767 Warren Road, Ithaca, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends.
  • Cornell University’s Bartels Hall — 554 Campus Road, Ithaca, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

Visit http://cayugahealthsystem.org/how-to-help to learn more about donating materials, volunteering or contributing to the Cayuga Health COVID-19 Response Fund.

Madison County announces call center for coronavirus

WAMPSVILLE — The Madison County Health Department announced Thursday it has opened a COVID-19 hotline, available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 315-366-2770.

This hotline is not for people experiencing symptoms of COVID-19. For details, go to www.madisoncounty.ny.gov/2479/Coronavirus-COVID-19, call the state coronavirus hotline 1-888-364-3065, or visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Brindisi updates virus website

Rep. Anthony Brindisi has updated his coronavirus resources webpage for families, workers, businesses and others.

“Information is so important right now and we need to all work together to fight back against the coronavirus,” said Brindisi (D-Utica).

Brindisi’s webpage, Brindisi.house.gov/coronavirus includes updates, resources, and guides for individuals and families, small businesses, the unemployed and families in need of food.