December 8, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/22

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Cortland County virus cases still 92

Cortland County reported no new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 92.

In all, 496 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 142 patients, one confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 17,793 negative test results. Ninety-one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

• Tompkins County reported four new cases Thursday, raising the number of cases to 244, according to the state Health Department. A total of 44,147 people were tested. Two people have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Department of Health reported no new cases Thursday, the number of cases confirmed to the state Department of Health remaining at 164. The state reports 25,032 people have been tested. Three people have died.

Potential exposure in King Ferry

KING FERRY — An individual at King Ferry Golf Course on Clearview Road, King Ferry, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Cayuga County Health Department reported Friday.

Any person at the golf course between Aug. 12 and Wednesday should monitor themselves for headaches, a scratchy sore throat or fever for 14 days after the potential exposure, the department said. If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor. 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 healthcare provider, contact the Cayuga County Health Department at 315-253-1560.

Food distribution set in Fabius

More than 4,000 gallons of milk and 21,000 pounds of other food will be distributed starting 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fabius-Pompey Elementary School, 7800 Main St., Fabius.

The milk comes ffrom the American Dairy Association North East, working with Upstate Nigara Cooperative and Renzi Foodservice, along with other partners.

The first 1,080 vehicles will also receive a box with 20 pounds of fresh vegetables and fruit.

This will be a drive-through distribution. All drivers and passengers must remain in their vehicles and will be prompted to open their trunks or window to receive milk and food products. Walk-ups will not be permitted.

No registration or paperwork is required.

The event is funded by the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program and Nourish New York.

Cayuga County seeks gym info

The Cayuga County Health Department is asking Cayuga County gym and fitness facilities to complete an application form along with each section of the state summary guidelines document initialed before a facility can reopen.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced earlier this week that gyms can reopen starting Monday, subject to state protocols and county inspections. Cortland County issued its inspection requirements earlier this week.

Once Cayuga health officials get the application and paperwork, it will schedule an inspection.

To get the summary guidelines, go to forward.ny.gov/phase-fourindustries. Cayuga’s application can be found in the news section www.cayugacounty.us/health.