December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/21

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Cortland County reports 7 more cases

Cortland County reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 196 — 104 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 792 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 299 patients, 48 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 23,387 negative test results. One hundred forty-eight people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported seven new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 397, according to the state Health Department. A total of 130,476 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported four new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 199. The state reports 34,035 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland’s cases rise to 112

SUNY Cortland reported 19 new confirmed cases of coronavirus over the weekend, bringing the total to 112 since students began returning for the fall semester, 56 of them currently positive, the college reported this morning.

The college has 17 students quarantined on campus pending test results; another one is 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 over the weekend, show state data. The college has tested 315 people.

Cornell University has reported 118 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, but none in the past week.