December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/11

coronavirus particles

Cortland: 59
Tompkins: 181
Cayuga: 125

Cortland County reported two new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, increasing the total to date to 59.

In all, 365 cases have been confirmed and four people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 60 patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 9,504 negative test results. Fifty-one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County had one new case reported on Friday, increasing the total of positive cases to 181, according to the state Health Department. A total of 17,960 people were tested as of Thursday, the county reported. Two people have died.

Cayuga County had three new cases as of Friday, increasing to 125 the total for confirmed cases, according to the state Health Department. Two people have died; two were hospitalized, according to the most recent information released Monday by the county Health Department. Another 38 were quarantined and nine were in isolation.

Senior Games: Pickleball, cycling canceled

The pickleball and cycling portions of the 38th annual Empire State Senior Games have been canceled because of coronavirus, and a decision on other events is expected in August, said state director Machell Phelps.

Phelps said the organizers of the games, originally slated to take place in Cortland from June 13-21, are going to wait until the end of August to decide whether to cancel the rest of the events or move forward with them.

The games usually bring between 1,200 to 1,400 competitors a year. However, Phelps expected close to 1,500 this year due to the interest in pickleball.