November 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/7

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Virus cases hit 18 in Cortland County

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cortland County increased to 18 on Monday, according to the county.

To date, none of the positive cases that have been reported are connected to each other. The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 33 people. One patient is hospitalized, bringing to two the total who have been hospitalized.

The Cortland County Health Department has received 550 negative test results from health care providers. Seven individuals have recovered.

Tompkins County reports 102 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.

The Cayuga County Health Department confirmed five new cases Monday, for a total of 13, three hospitalized and 10 in isolation. It awaits test results on 49 people of 401 people tested.

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.