December 6, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/28

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Cortland County cases reach 221

Cortland County reported seven new confirmed COVID-19 case over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 221 — 129 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 849 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 195 patients, 24 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 24,728 negative test results. One hundred ninety-seven people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

• Tompkins County reported five new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 413, according to the state Health Department. A total of 157,579 people were tested. Two people have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported seven new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 215. The state reports 36,724 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland’s cases at 138

SUNY Cortland reported 10 new confirmed case of coronavirus over the weekend, bringing the total to 138 since students began returning for the fall semester, 34 of them currently positive, the college reported Sunday.

The college is at two cases of its 100-case limit between Sept. 26 and Oct. 9 before it will be required to move to remote learning. The college has 13 students quarantined on campus pending test results; eight others 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 124 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including one on Thursday. It was at nine cases of its 100-case
limit between Sept. 12 and Sept. 25 before it must move to remote learning, but updated information for the next two-week period, Sept 26 to Oct. 9, was not available.

In Cayuga

The Cayuga County Health Department reported two incidents of potential public exposure to COVID-19 last week:

• At Venice Baptist Church, 2457 Stewarts Corners Road, Scipio Center, between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sept. 20.

• At Mesa Grande, 100 Genesee St., Auburn, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20, where an employee tested positive. People who were at those locations during those times should monitor themselves for symptoms.