December 8, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/10

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Number of coronavirus cases in Cortland County now at 106

Cortland County reported two new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 106.

In all, 637 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 134 patients, 10 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 20,644 negative test results. Ninety-six people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported two new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 346, according to the state Health Department. A total of 82,004 people were tested. Two people have died. It has seen 98 new cases of coronavirus since Aug. 27.

In Cayuga County, the state Department of Health reported one new case Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 185. The state reports 30,005 people have been tested. Three people have died.

State launches online school coronavirus tracker

The state has launched an online dashboard to help people monitor coronavirus infections and testing in New York’s school districts.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the launch this week of The COVID-19 Report Card at schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/. It will provide daily data on infections of students and staff, by school and district; the number of tests administered and the percentage of positive tests, and other data.

“Facts empower people to make informed decisions for the health and safety of themselves and their families,” Cuomo said. “The COVID-19 Report Card will give parents, faculty and students the most up-to-date information on the status of their school and their school district’s testing and results. I urge our school communities to stay vigilant and be smart.”

Visitors to the website can type in their home address to identify their school district, select their specific school, and find the data, including seven-day trend charts to track changes over time.