October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/1

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Cortland County’s number of virus cases remains at 50

Cortland County reported no new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 50.

In all, 345 cases have been confirmed and four people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 17 patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 8,339 negative test results. Forty-nine people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Monday, the number remaining at 177 among 18,945 tested people, the state Department of Health reported. The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center also reported 177 cases. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County Health Department did not issue a report Tuesday, but reported one new case Monday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 118.

Two people have died; one is hospitalized. Another 29 were quarantined and eight were in isolation.

CNY planning board gets $400K for economic development

The Central New York Regional Planning and Development Board will get $400,000 from The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration to update economic development plans and bolster programs that help communities respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

“This investment comes at a crucial time to help New York’s and our nation’s economy come roaring back and provide hardworking Americans with new opportunities,” said Dana Gartzke, acting assistant secretary of commerce for economic development. Among the plans for the money are to improve broadband service and update a regional information portal to help attract business.

The money comes from $1.5 billion sent to the development administration as part of the CARES Act that Congress passed and President Donald Trump signed into law on March 27.