January 18, 2022

Coronavirus Briefs 7/6

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Cortland: 53 Tompkins: 179 Cayuga: 124

The Cayuga County Health Department reported six new cases between Tuesday and Friday, bringing the number of confirmed cases to 124. Two people have died.

Cortland County reported three COVID-19 cases Friday, the number of confirmed rose to 53.

In all, 356 cases have been confirmed and four people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 35 patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 8,811 negative test results. Fifty people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported two new cases as of today, according to Johns Hopkins University coronavirus tracking data, increasing to 179. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County Health Department reported two are hospitalized. Another 39 were quarantined and 10 were in isolation.

Potential exposure at 2 businesses

The Cortland County Health Department has confirmed potential COVID19 exposure on Wednesday from a shopper at Walmart in Cortlandville and Bev & Co. in Homer.

This shopper was wearing a mask at both businesses. Members of the public who shopped at the businesses at certain times may have been exposed:

Walmart, 819 Bennie Road, Cortlandville, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Bev & Co., 1 S. Main Street, Homer, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Anyone who may have been exposed at these locations should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 such as: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/ or diarrhea for 14 days after their potential exposure, through July 15.

If symptoms develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance about testing. If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild. In an emergency call 911.

It is important that residents remain diligent and continue to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19. Continue to protect yourself and others by wearing a face covering when you are out in public, maintain social distancing, wash your hands and stay home when ill. These guidelines are for all of our protection to stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community.

For more information, visit www.cortland-co.org/432/Health-Department or call the Cortland County Health Department at 607-758-5526.