November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/12

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Cortland County reports 14 new cases, 129 total

Cortland County reported 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 129.

In all, 683 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 238 patients, 31 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 21,077 negative test results. Ninety-eight people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

• Tompkins County reported eight new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 369, according to the state Health Department. A total of 90,185 people were tested. Two people have died. It has seen 121 new cases of coronavirus since Aug. 27.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported no new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 185. The state reports 30,694 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland confirms 7 new virus cases

SUNY Cortland reported seven new confirmed cases of coronavirus Friday, bringing the total to 25 since students began returning for the fall semester, 22 of them currently positive, show state data.

The college has 12 students quarantined on campus pending test results; another three infected students are isolated on campus and seven are in self-isolation.

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 71 confirmed cases since Sept. 2, 13 of them on Wednesday, and has administered 29,351 tests.