December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 5/16

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Cortland: 39 Tompkins: 136 Cayuga: 66

Cortland County reported one new case of COVID-19 Friday, raising the number to 39 cases, up from 33 at the beginning of the week.

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

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 29 patients; none are hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 1,757 negative test results from health care providers. Thirty-two people have recovered.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Thursday, remaining at 136 confirmed cases among 5,655 tested people, the state Department of Health reported. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported the same. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported one new case Friday, raising the number to 66. One person has died; none are hospitalized. Another 19 are quarantined and 11 are in isolation. It awaits test results on 269 people and has tested 1,782.

YWCA to expand its child care

YWCA’s Aid to Victims of Violence program will continue to operate as it has since the organization closed to the public March 17, and will expand child care, but the facility and nonessential programs will remain closed, the YWCA announced Friday evening.

Aid to Victims of Violence provides free, comprehensive and confidential services, including a 24-hour crisis hotline at 607756-6363 or 1-800-336-9622 for advocacy, counseling and crisis intervention to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, abuse and other crimes. It also continues to operate an off-site emergency housing facility for domestic violence victims and their children.

The child care program will begin accepting school-age children of parents who work in Phase 1 industries, and will enroll other children as the county continues to reopen, although new regulations limit the number of children.

The facility and nonessential programs will remain closed to the public.