October 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/23

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Cortland County cases reach 207

Cortland County reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 207 — 115 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 808 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 244 patients, 41 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 23,717 negative test results. One hundred sixty-six people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

• Tompkins County reported one new case Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 399, according to the state Health Department. A total of 136,334 people were tested. Two people have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported three new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 202. The state reports 34,458 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland’s cases rise to 125

SUNY Cortland reported four new confirmed cases of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 125 since students began returning for the fall semester, 50 of them currently positive, the college reported.

The college is at 70 cases of its 100-case limit between Sept. 12 and Sept. 25 before it will be required to move to remote learning.

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 121 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including two on Monday. It is at seven cases of its 100- case limit between Sept. 12 and Sept. 25 before it must move to remote learning.