October 16, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/12

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Cortland County cases of virus remain at 45

Cortland County did not update its coronavirus data since Tuesday; the number of reported COVID-19 cases that day was 45, although the state Department of Health and the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus tracker report 42 as of Wednesday.

In total, 320 cases have been confirmed and three people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 20 patients earlier this week; none was hospitalized, although six have been. The state Department of Health reported 42 confirmed cases and 5,843 people tested as of Wednesday. The county said no deaths have been reported.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Wednesday, keeping the number at 171 cases among 14,047 tested people, the state Department of Health reported. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center also reported 171 cases. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported no new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 104. One person has died; three are hospitalized. Another 45 are quarantined and eight are in isolation.

Lime Hollow center to offer summer camps

Lime Hollow Nature Center in Cortlandville will have summer camps, the organization has announced.

The camps, announced Friday begin June 29, in smaller capacities to ensure safety during the coronavirus pandemic.

Campers will be screened daily for illness; will remain in self-contained groups with the same mentor the whole week. No early or after care will be offered, nor campouts. Friday pizza has been suspended and the counselor-in-training and Lime Hollow on the Go programs have been canceled.

The center will work closely with the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Campers Association in addition to working with the Cortland County Health Department to develop safe camp plans.

Parents who have registered for the camps will be contacted to let them know the availability of spots. Parents who have made a deposit but cannot have their children accommodated will be fully refunded.