December 5, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 6/18

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2 new virus cases in Cortland County

Cortland County reported two new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number to 49.

In all, 331 cases have been confirmed and four people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 18 patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 6,473 negative test results. Forty-seven people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Tuesday, the number remaining at 173 cases among 15,372 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 no new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 109. Two people have died; one is hospitalized. Another 47 are quarantined and three are in isolation.

Worker test positive at Point Place Casino

A dealer at Point Place Casino in Bridgeport tested positive for COVID-19 and people who visited the casino from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. June 11 and 12 should self-monitor, the Madison County Health Department reports.

“Madison County is working closely with the Oneida Indian Nation during this time,” said Madison County Public Health Director Eric Faisst. The worker was wearing a mask.

“A dealer at Point Place Casino followed the detailed Oneida Indian Nation health protocols by staying home from work, and immediately reporting a family member had tested positive for COVID-19,” said Jerry Marrello, the casino’s general manager. “After testing positive herself, she was placed on sick leave and will not return until recovering fully and testing negative for at least two weeks, as certified by a note from her physician.”