December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/4

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Cortland County reports new case

Cortland County reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases remaining to 89.

In all, 467 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 157 patients, four of them confirmed positive. None is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 14,502 negative test results. Eighty-five people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Sunday, the number remaining at 230, according to the state Health Department. A total of 31,981 people were tested. Two people have died.

The state Department of Health reported no new cases Sunday in Cayuga County, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 148. The state reports 20,223 people have been tested. Three people have died.

Potential exposure at C’ville Aldi

A shopper at Aldi’s on Route 13 in Cortlandville has tested positive for COVID-19, and Cortland County health officials advise anyone who was at the store to watch for coronavirus symptoms.

The person, who was masked, was at the store between 11 a.m. and noon Thursday, the health department announced Monday.

Contact tracing has been completed, a release notes.

Symptoms to watch for include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; diarrhea.

People should watch for the symptoms for 14 days after their potential exposure. If you do have symptoms, the health department said, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance on testing.

If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or have a compromised immune system, call your doctor early.

For details, go to bit.ly/2DexPuU or call the Cortland County Health Department at 607-758-5526.