October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/22

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Cortland County cases reach 201

Cortland County reported five new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 201 — 109 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 798 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 252 patients, 42 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 23,481 negative test results. One hundred fifty-nine people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported one new case Sunday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 398, according to the state Health Department. A total of 131,830 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported no new cases Sunday, the number of confirmed cases still at 199. The state reports 34,154 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland’s cases rise to 121

SUNY Cortland reported nine new confirmed cases of coronavirus Monday, bringing the total to 121 since students began returning for the fall semester, 56 of them currently positive, the college reported this morning.

The college has 19 students quarantined on campus pending test results; two others are in self-isolation.

SUNY Cortland uses information received from a number of sources for its tallies. Cases are reported to the county health department of the patient’s permanent residence, so some student cases may not be included with Cortland County Health Department data.

Other colleges

Tompkins Cortland Community College has reported two cases of coronavirus since Aug. 1, but none since Sept. 2, show state data. The college has tested 315 people.

Cornell University has reported 120 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including two between Saturday and Monday.