November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 7/25

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Virus cases rise to 81 in Cortland County

Cortland County reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case Friday, increasing the number of confirmed cases to 81 — 31 new cases since July 3.

In all, 439 cases have been confirmed and five people have died in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 170 patients, 12 of them confirmed positive. None is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 12,079 negative test results. Sixty-nine people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

• Tompkins County reported eight new cases Thursday, the number rising to 221, according to the state Health Department. A total of 27,629 people were tested. Two people have died.

• The Cayuga County Health Department has not issued a public statement since Monday. It reported four new cases since Tuesday to the state Health Department, raising the number of confirmed cases to 137. Three people have died.

Potential COVID-19 exposure in Auburn

The Cayuga County Health Department reported a potential public exposure to COVID-19 at the Auburn Lowe’s located at 299 Grant Ave.

An employee who resides in Cayuga County tested positive for COVID-19 and was working from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 18; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Members of the public who shopped at the store on any of these dates and times, should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID -19 such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, headache, body aches, scratchy or sore throat, loss of smell or taste, nausea or diarrhea for 14 days after the potential exposure.

If symptoms do 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.

If you do not have a health care provider, contact the Cayuga County Health Department at 315-253-1560.