October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/4

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Cortland: 32 Tompkins: 129 Cayuga: 52

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cortland County remained at 32 Sunday. The county last confirmed a case of coronavirus on April 16.

In total, three people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring six. One person is hospitalized, bringing to six the total who have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 1,134 negative test results from health care providers. Thirty-one people have recovered.

Tompkins County reported one new case as of Saturday, raising to 129 confirmed cases among 3,717 tested people, the state Department of Health reported. Two people have died, although neither was a Tompkins resident, state data show.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported no new cases over the weekend, remaining at 52. One person has died; none are hospitalized. Another 39 are quarantined and one is in isolation. It awaits test results on 18 people of 1,034 people tested.

Milk to be given away today

More than 2,000 gallons of fluid milk and a variety of other dairy products will be given away from 5 to 7 p.m. today at SUNY Cortland, for which the only entrance will be 4 Pashley Drive.

The products are donated by the Dairy Farmers of America and processed by Cornell Dairy.

“This large collaborative effort came together pretty quickly out of a general willingness to help each other,” said Christella Yonta, United Way executive director.

Most products for the community distribution have been donated by local producers and what’s left over will be donated to food pantries, where dairy products are not staple products.

A map will be posted at www.211cortland.org/dairydistribution identifying the specific site, and the University Police Department will direct traffic.