November 30, 2021

Coronavirus Briefs 4/24

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Cortland: 32
Tompkins: 123
Cayuga: 47

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cortland County remained at 32 Thursday, the eighth consecutive day without a new confirmed case. In total, three people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The county Health Department was monitoring 30 people. Two people are hospitalized, bringing to six the total who have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 926 negative test results from health care providers. Twenty eight people have recovered.

Tompkins County reports 119 confirmed cases among 2,853 tested people, the state Department of Health reported Thursday, although the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported 123 cases. Two people have died, although neither was a Tompkins resident, state data show.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported one new case Thursday, increasing to 47. One person has died; none are hospitalized. Another 52 are quarantined and four are in isolation. It awaits test results on 11 people of 814 people tested.

Cortland DMV drive-thru closed

The popular drive-through window of the Cortland County Department branch of the state Department of Motor Vehicles on River Street in Cortland will close after the county received a recommendation from the state, the county announced Thursday.

“Basically, because it was causing people to travel,” County Clerk Betsy Larkin said Thursday.

On Tuesday, a line of more than 80 vehicles were waiting to access the drive-through window.

The office at the time was the only one open in the state. It hadbeen open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. weekdays.

The transactions that had been handled at the window, will now be processed and returned by mail, according to the county, including dealer transactions, person-to-person new registrations, registration renewals and license plate surrenders.

Auto dealers may drop off forms in the lobby of the office and they will be returned by appointment.

Mail-in renewals should be sent to: Cortland County DMV, 112 River St., Cortland, N.Y. 13045.