December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/14

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Cortland County’s number of virus cases rises to 61

Cortland County reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case Monday, increasing the total number of confirmed cases to 61.

In all, 377 cases have been confirmed and five people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 69 patients; none is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 9,992 negative test results. Fifty-four people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Sunday, the number remaining at 186, according to the state Health Department. A total of 22,259 people were tested as of Saturday, the state Health Department reported. Two people have died.

The Cayuga County Health Department no new cases Monday, the number remaining at 130, the county has reported. Three people have died. Thirty-one people have been quarantined; two are in isolation and 14,756 people have been tested.

Salvation Army in Cortland puts summer camp in a box

The Salvation Army in Cortland county begins its second week of “Summer Fun Days in a Box,” a summer day-camp adjusted to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Every year, the organization has a day-camp program, but couldn’t have children on the premises because of the pandemic, the Salvation Army announced Monday. However, it created “Summer Fun Days in a Box” of daily deliveries of lunch and activities for children.

So far, 223 children in 100 families have signed up. The Salvation Army is working with the Cortland Enlarged City School District, service groups including Rotary International, and other partners such as CAPCO and United Way for the program, which began July 6 and continues to July 31.

“We could have never imagined the dedication and devotion so many have to serving their fellow neighbor,” said Capt. Rebecca March.