December 4, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 8/27

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Cortland County: No new cases

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

In all, 515 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 131 patients, one confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 18,575 negative test results. Ninety-one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported three new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 248, according to the state Health Department. A total of 51,056 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Department of Health reported one new case Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 175. The state reports 26,291 people have been tested. Three people have died.

Potential exposure at college

A SUNY Cortland student may have been exposed to COVID-19, but has been tested and returned directly home afterward, the college announced Thursday.

“We informed the Cortland County Health Department about this development and, in consultation with them, acted quickly to quarantine any potential close contacts in advance of the formal contact tracing process,” college spokesman Fred Pierce said in a release. “Those in the Cortland community who may have come into close contact with positive cases will be notified directly by the local health department and given further instructions to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.”

The college expected situations like this, Pierce said in the release. “To keep these cases from spreading, it is imperative that members of our community avoid gathering in large groups, maintain proper social distancing and wear face coverings,” the release states.