October 20, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/17

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Cortland County virus cases stay unchanged at 91

Cortland County reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases Sunday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 91.

In all, 493 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 140 patients, none of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been.

The Cortland County Health Department has received 16,736 negative test results. Ninetyone people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported two new cases Friday and Saturday, the number rising to 238, according to the state Health Department. A total of 39,628 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Department of Health reported one new case Friday and Saturday, raising the number of confirmed cases to state Department of Health to 164. The state reports 23,495 people have been tested. Three people have died.

Milk, other food to be given out in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE — More than 4,000 gallons of milk and 16,000 pounds of other food will be distributed Tuesday at the Lafayette Apple Festival grounds in Lafayette, the American Dairy Association Northeast has announced.

The dairy farmers organization, with Upstate Niagara Cooperative and Renzi Foodservice will give each vehicle two gallons of milk and a box with 20 pounds of produce, up to 800 boxes, starting at 3 p.m. at 5330 Rowland Road, Lafayette. All drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles, and a volunteer will ask them to either open the trunk or a window.

No walks-ups will be permitted.

The dairy group, funded by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and Nourish New York, has given away more than 500,000 gallons of milk since June.