October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/26

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Cortland County cases reach 214

Cortland County reported four new confirmed COVID-19 case Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 214 — 122 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 830 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 208 patients, 33 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 24,511 negative test results. One hundred eighty one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported two new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 408, according to the state Health Department. A total of 151,962 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported three new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 208. The state reports 35,670 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland’s cases at 128

SUNY Cortland reported one new confirmed case of coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total to 128 since students began returning for the fall semester, 50 of them currently positive, the college reported.

The college is at 73 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 18 students quarantined on campus pending test results; four 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 123 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including one on Wednesday. It is at nine cases of its 100-case limit between Sept. 12 and Sept. 25 before it must move to remote learning.