October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/16

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11 new cases in Cortland Co.

Cortland County reported five confirmed new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 163.

In all, 726 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 298 patients, 63 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 21,986 negative test results. One hundred and one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

• Tompkins County reported two new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 384, 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 one new case Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases increasing to 191 total. The state reports 31,966 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: No new cases

SUNY Cortland reported no new confirmed cases of coronavirus Monday, with the total remaining at 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 two 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 reported has reported two cases of coronavirus since Aug. 1, but none on Monday, show state data. The college has tested 315 people.