October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/19

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Cortland County reports 4 new coronavirus cases

Cortland County reported four new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 189.

In all, 762 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 332 patients, 59 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 22,768 negative test results. One hundred and thirty people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported two new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 390, according to the state Health Department. A total of 122,791 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 195 total. The state reports 32,885 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland confirms 9 new cases of coronavirus

SUNY Cortland reported nine new confirmed cases of coronavirus Friday, with the total increasing to 93 since students began returning for the fall semester, 73 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 Friday, show state data. The college has tested 315 people.