November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/24

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Cortland County cases of coronavirus reach 209

Cortland County reported two new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 209 — 117 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 818 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 250 patients, 39 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 23,906 negative test results. One hundred seventy people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported six new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 405, according to the state Health Department. A total of 141,685 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported two new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 204. The state reports 34,715 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland hits 127

SUNY Cortland reported two new confirmed cases of coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total to 127 since students began returning for the fall, 50 of them currently positive, the college said.

The college is at 72 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 20 students quarantined on campus pending test results; three others are in 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 122 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including one Tuesday. It is at eight cases of its 100-case limit between Sept. 12 and Sept. 25 before it must move to remote learning.