October 19, 2021

Coronavirus briefs

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Cortland: 50 Tompkins: 176 Cayuga: 117

Cortland County reported one new COVID-19 case over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 50 as six new cases were reported over the weekend in a three-county region.

In all, 343 cases have been confirmed and four people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 12 patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 7,939 negative test results. Forty-eight people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported one new case Friday and Saturday, increasing the number to 176 among 18,634 tested people, the state Department of Health reported. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center also reported 176 cases. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported four new cases over the weekend, the number of confirmed cases rising to 117. Two people have died; one is hospitalized. Another 29 are quarantined and seven are in isolation.

Great Cortland Pumpkinfest off

The Great Cortland Pumpkinfest committee has canceled the 2020 festival because of the coronavirus pandemic, with the aim to return in 2021.

“This has not been an easy decision,” said Elizabeth Cole, festival co-chairwoman; it was the first cancellation in its history. “It’s hard to imagine the first full weekend in October without Courthouse Park full of our festival guests, crafters, vendors and volunteers.”

“We were looking forward to celebrating the 25th Great Cortland Pumpkinfest in 2020,” says co-chairwoman Mindy Stevenson. “The decision to cancel is not one we undertook lightly. But our utmost concern is for the health and safety of everyone who makes the festival possible.”

For future information, visit the Great Cortland Pumpkinfest on the web at www.cortlandpumpkinfest.org or follow on social media @greatcortlandpumpkinfest.