November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/5

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Cortland County cases rise to 90

Cortland County reported one new confirmed COVID-19 case Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases remaining to 90.

In all, 470 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 144 patients, two of them confirmed positive. None is hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 14,661 negative test results. Eighty-eight people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Monday, the number remaining at 230, according to the state Health Department. A total of 32,301 people were tested. Two people have died.

The state Department of Health reported two new cases Monday in Cayuga County, raising the number of confirmed cases to 150. The state reports 20,674 people have been tested. Three people have died.

Workshops to help farmers

Cornell Agriculture Workforce Development has compiled a one-stop resource for farmers who must develop COVID-19 safety plans, as the state requires.

The template available at is meant to help farmers create a safe space, said Dana Harvas, agricultural team leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cortland. And a pair of workshops Aug. 12 is meant to make even the resource easier.

The workshops will be 2 to 3:30 and 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the 4H Building at the Cortland County Fairgrounds in Cortlandville. Participants will need to wear mask and stay socially distanced.

Registration is required. Call 607-391-2664 or email dmh353@