October 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/11

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Cortland County sees 9 new cases of virus

Cortland County reported nine new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 115 as 24 new cases were reported in Cortland and Tompkins counties.

In all, 661 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 164 patients, 18 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 20,770 negative test results. Ninety-seven people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported 15 new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 361, according to the state Health Department. A total of 85,999 people were tested. Two people have died. It has seen 113 new cases of coronavirus since Aug. 27.

In Cayuga County, the state Department of Health reported no new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 185. The state reports 30,183 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland reports 18 cases of virus

SUNY Cortland has reported 18 confirmed cases of coronavirus since students began returning for the fall semester, 15 of them currently positive, show state data.

The college has 16 students quarantined on campus pending test results; another four infected students are isolated on campus.

SUNY Cortland uses information received from self-reports, notifications from Cortland County Health Department, Student Health Services, Academic Affairs, or other health agencies to compile campus case counts.

Cases are reported to county health departments based on the person’s residence. Some student cases may not be included with Cortland County Health Department data if a student’s permanent residence, outside of Cortland County, was provided at the time of testing.

Other colleges

Tompkins Cortland Community College has reported two cases of coronavirus since Aug. 1, but none this week, show state data. The college has tested 275 people.

Cornell University has reported 58 confirmed cases since Sept. 2, and has administered 25,476 tests.