October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/18

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Cortland County’s number of virus cases remains at 91

Cortland County reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 91, the sixth consecutive day without a confirmed positive case in the county.

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 124 patients, none of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 16,846 negative test results. Ninety-one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported no new cases Sunday, the number of cases remaining at 238, according to the state Health Department. A total of 39,793 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Department of Health reported no new cases Sunday, the number of cases confirmed to the state Department of Health remaining at 164. The state reports 23,869 people have been tested. Three people have died.

Cayuga Health launches coronavirus tracking tool

ITHACA — Cayuga Health has launched a coronavirus tracking tool on the Cayuga Health System website that includes statistical data updated daily providing numbers from the Cayuga Health sampling center in Ithaca.

Tracking includes regional COVID-19 tests, cases, hospitalizations, deaths, age and gender, along with Cayuga Health hospital capacity, supplies, and future COVID-19 planning.

The data include results from Cortland, Tompkins, Cayuga, Broome, Chemung, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga and Yates counties.

“We are very pleased to be able to present this useful data to our local communities in order for our entire community to be able to monitor the ongoing evolution of this pandemic,” said Dr. Martin Stallone, president and CEO of Cayuga Health.

The more recent data shows a recent uptick in testing, which was expected because Cornell University, Ithaca College and other regional students are returning to campus.

The data can be found at cayugahealthsystem.org/coviddata/.