November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/15

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Cayuga woman dies of COVID-19

A Cayuga County woman died Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19 toward the beginning of her hospitalization, although she was later released, the Cayuga County Health Department has reported.

Later tests were negative for the coronavirus, but the woman had underlying chronic medical conditions and the department is counting it as a coronavirus related death, the department reported.

Cortland County reported no new COVID-19 cases over the weekend, the number remaining at 45.

In all, 326 cases have been confirmed and four people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 14 patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 6,001 negative test results.

Forty-four people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported one new case between Friday and Saturday, raising the number to 173 cases among 14,638 tested people, the state Department of Health reported. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported 173 cases. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported two new cases over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 108. Two people have died; three are hospitalized. Another 50 are quarantined and six are in isolation.

Milk, food to be distributed

TULLY — Several dairy consortiums will distribute more than 4,000 gallons of milk, 17,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables and 8,000 pounds of meat Tuesday and Wednesday in Tully, Otisco and Lafayette.

The American Dairy Association North East, Dairy Farmers of America and Upstate Niagara Cooperative will give away the food at drive-through events:

  • 3 p.m. Tuesday at Tully High School, 5848 Route 80.
  • 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Patrick Church, 1865 Route 80, Otisco.
  • 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at Grimshaw Elementary School, 5957 Route 20, Lafayette.

Each household will get two gallons of milk, a 22-pound box of produce and a 10-pound box of meat, while supplies last, the cooperatives announced.

All drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles and will be prompted to open their trunk or window to receive milk. Walk-ups will not be permitted.

The distribution is funded through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, government-funded grants available to food banks and community organizations to provide food to those in need.

Low-risk youth sports reopening

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Sunday low-risk youth sports for regions in Phase 3 three of reopening can begin on July 6 with up to two spectators allowed per child.