December 6, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/15

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Cortland County: 11 new cases

Cortland County reported 11 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 158.

In all, 730 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 311 patients, 58 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 21,722 negative test results. One hundred people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported one new case Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 382, according to the state Health Department. A total of 98,333 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported no new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases remained at 190 total. The state reports 31,680 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 58 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 58 new confirmed cases of coronavirus since Friday, bringing the total to 65 since students began returning for the fall semester, 58 of them currently positive, show state data.

The college has 13 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 since Friday, show state data. The college has tested 275 people.

Dunkin’ worker tests positive

The Cortland County Health Department is warning of a potential exposure to a Dunkin’ Donuts employee on Tompkins Street in Cortland after the employee tested positive for the coronavirus, The Cortland County Health Department said in a release Monday.

The employee was working at the Dunkin’ from 1 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 and was wearing a mask.

Anyone who may have been exposed there should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19 such as: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and/ or diarrhea for 14 days after their potential exposure through Sept. 22.

If symptoms do develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance about testing. 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.

For more information, visit Health-Department or call the Cortland County Health Department at 607-758-5526.