October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/15

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Cortland County’s cases of virus remain at 61

Cortland County reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed remaining at 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 63 patients, five of them confirmed positive. None is hospitalized, although six have been.

The Cortland County Health Department has received 10,158 negative test results. Fifty-six people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Monday, the number remaining at 186, according to the state Health Department. A total of 22,613 people were tested as of Saturday, the state Health Department reported. Two people have died.

However, the Tompkins County Health Department announced 10 new cases Tuesday, although that announcement was not reflected in state data.

The Cayuga County Health Department did not issue a report Tuesday. As of Monday, the county had 130 confirmed cases. Three people have died. Thirty-one people have been quarantined; two are in isolation and 14,756 people have been tested.

Tompkins: 10 new cases from travel, holiday

ITHACA — The Tompkins County Health Department reported 10 new positive COVID- 19 cases Tuesday, mostly from out-of-state travel and Independence Day celebrations.

The Tompkins County Health Department reminds residents of mask requirements, quarantine
guidance, and other critical information to stop the spread of the disease.

Of the 10 new cases, five are related to outof- state travel, four are related to a known case at a local Fourth of July gathering where social distancing and mask wearing were not observed, and one case is connected to an active positive case with all close contacts identified.

None of the newly reported positive cases presented public exposures. The individuals who tested positive are in isolation and all close contacts are in quarantine.

“The recent increase in positive cases in our community is concerning, we have to continue taking this virus seriously and doing what we can to stop it from continuing to spread in Tompkins County. We’ve all worked hard to keep our numbers low and to help protect our friends and families, we can’t let that hard work go to waste by not following the guidance,” stated Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa.

TC3 pushes back fall sports seasons

DRYDEN – Tompkins Cortland Community College in alliance with the National Junior College Athletic Association, has delayed a number of fall sports seasons until spring because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The men’s soccer, women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball seasons — which typically occur during the fall semester — have been postponed. The men’s and women’s basketball seasons — which typically start during the fall semester and continue into the spring — will now be entirely in the spring semester.

While all teams will be able to practice during the fall semester, cross country, a non-contact sport which can compete in a manner that is in alignment with current safety protocols, will be the lone team competing this fall.