October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/17

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Cortland County reports 7 new coronavirus cases

Cortland County reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 170.

In all, 737 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 305 patients, 66 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 22,256 negative test results. One hundred and four people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported two new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 386, according to the state Health Department. A total of 111,473 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported one new case Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases increasing to 193 total. The state reports 32,138 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland confirms 19 new coronavirus cases

SUNY Cortland reported 19 new confirmed cases of coronavirus Wednesday, with the total remaining at 84 since students began returning for the fall semester, 64 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 has reported two cases of coronavirus since Aug. 1, but none on Wednesday, show state data. The college has tested 315 people.