November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/7

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Cortland: 50 Tompkins: 179 Cayuga: 122

Cortland County reported one new COVID-19 case Tuesday; the number of confirmed cases increased to 54.

In all, 355 cases have been confirmed and four people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 46 patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 8,997 negative test results. Fifty-six people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County remained at 179 cases, according to the state Health Department. A total of 17,108 people were tested, the county reported. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County had two new cases, bringing the total to 122 cases as of Monday, according to the state Health Department. Two people have died; two were hospitalized. Another 38 were quarantined and nine were in isolation.

Cayuga Med resumes visitations

ITHACA – Cayuga Health announced Monday it is allowing inpatient visitation at Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital. Visiting hours are Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

State guidelines are followed:

  • Everyone entering the hospital or off-site location will be temperature checked (must be below 100 degrees) and screened for symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, fever, etc.) or potential exposure to someone with COVID-19. Failing the screening requirement will preclude the visitor/support person from entry.
  • Visitors will also be asked about past travel out of state.
  • Visitation is limited to one person for a maximum of 4 hours per day/patient, which is the maximum amount of time allowed within state Department of Health guidelines.
  • Patients undergoing same-day procedures may be accompanied to the facility by a companion and that companion may remain with the patient through the initial intake process; and may rejoin the patient during the discharge process.
  • All visitors will be required to wear a mask for the entirety of their visit. Visitors who fail to wear a hospital issued mask and other PPE will not be allowed in the facility.
  • All visitors must remain in the patient’s room throughout the visit.
  • All visitors must be older than 18 years of age.
  • Dining services at both hospitals will be closed for visitors/ support people.