November 29, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/18

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Cortland County reports 15 new coronavirus cases

Cortland County reported 15 confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 185.

In all, 755 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 313 patients, 71 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 22,513 negative test results. One hundred and fourteen people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported two new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 388, according to the state Health Department. A total of 117,130 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported one new case Thursday, the number of confirmed cases increasing to 194 total. The state reports 32,529 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland cases still at 84

SUNY Cortland reported no new confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday, 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.

Tompkins Cortland Community College

Tompkins Cortland Community College has reported two cases of coronavirus since Aug. 1, but none on Thursday, show state data. The college has tested 315 people.