October 19, 2021

Coronavirus briefs

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Cortland: 32; Tompkins: 126 Cayuga: 48

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cortland County remained at 32 Sunday, the 11th day without a new confirmed case. In total, three people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The county last confirmed a case of coronavirus on April 16.

The county Health Department was monitoring 20 people. Two people are hospitalized, bringing to six the total who have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 1,006 negative test results from health care providers. Thirty people have recovered.

Tompkins County reports 126 confirmed cases among 2,961 tested people, the state Department of Health reported Saturday, as did the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. Two people have died, although neither was a Tompkins resident, state data show.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported one new case Sunday, bringing the total to 48. One person has died; none are hospitalized. Another 91 are quarantined and four are in isolation. It awaits test results on 26 people of 888 people tested.

Guthrie offers drive-thru testing

Guthrie, in conjunction with the Cortland County Health Department, will begin offering drive-through testing for COVID-19 beginning Tuesday.

Drive-through testing will take place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, 143 Homer Ave., Cortland, in a designated area at West Main Street and Homer Avenue.

People exhibiting symptoms or who feel they have been exposed to COVID-19 should call Guthrie at 607-299-7676 to be screened and registered. Patients will then receive an appointment for testing.

The patient’s insurance will be billed and no co-pay will be collected. No one will be turned away due to lack of insurance.

Patients tested will need to self-quarantine for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.