The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cortland County increased to 23 over the weekend, the county reported. In total, two people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.
To date, none of the positive Cortland County cases that have been reported are connected to each other. The county Health Department was monitoring 36 people. Four people are hospitalized, bringing to five the total who have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 699 negative test results from health care providers. Twelve people have recovered.
Tompkins County reports 113 confirmed cases, according to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. One person has died.
The Cayuga County Health Department reported three new cases over the weekend, bringing it to 31 cases. One person has died.
No one is hospitalized. Another 39 are quarantined and 26 are in isolation. It awaits test results on 15 people of 564 people tested.
Cayuga County: Shelter in place
Cayuga County has asked residents to alternate the days they go out for necessary items in order to slow the spread of coronavirus, following similar actions by Onondaga and Madison counties.
The Cayuga County policy, enacted Sunday, is in effect until April 26. If you were born in an even year, you can go out for essential items or to a local park on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays as well as the coming Sunday.
If you were born in an odd year, you can do the same on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays as well as April 26.
“It is our duty to make every possible effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. In addition to the recent death of a county resident, we are experiencing a surge in positive COVID-19 cases over the past few days,” said Aileen McNabb-Coleman, chairwoman of the Cayuga County Legislature. “If you need to leave your residence for essential needs, try to limit this activity to one member of your household.”
Dryden seniors, vets get meals
DRYDEN — The Dryden Veterans Memorial Home in Dryden gave away almost 200 free Easter dinners Sunday to senior citizens and veterans who are stuck at home, or unable to get together with their families because of COVID-19.
Volunteers did limited-touch deliveries and takeout from the Dryden Veterans Memorial Home at 2272 Dryden Road. Organizers set out to deliver 100 dinners, but demand encouraged them to double that number.
Tompkins Dems plan virtual forum
The Tompkins County Democratic Committee will sponsor a virtual Democratic candidates’ forum 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, livestreamed via YouTube, including candidates for the 125th Assembly District seat, which represents parts of Cortland County.
You can access the event at tcdemocrats.org/and click on link “Candidate Forum via YouTube”
Leslie Danks Burke, candidate for state Senate 58th District, which includes Ithaca, Enfield, Newfield and Ulysses.
Matt Van Houten and Edward Kopko, candidates for Tompkins County district attorney.
Sujata Gibson, Beau Harbin, Lisa Hoeschele, Anna Kelles, Jason Leifer, Jordan Lesser and Seph Murtagh, candidates for the Assembly’s 125th District, being vacated by Assembly Member Barbara Lifton (D-Ithaca).