October 25, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 9/30

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Cortland County sees 12 new cases of virus in one day

Cortland County reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 237 145 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 873 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 178 patients, 34 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 25,557 negative test results. Two hundred three people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported three new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 417, according to the state Health Department. A total of 160,283 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported one new case Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 219. The state reports 37,307 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland’s cases of COVID-19 rise to 154

SUNY Cortland reported eight new confirmed case of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 154 since students began returning for the fall semester, 36 of them currently positive, the college reported Tuesday evening.

The college is at 18 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 12 students quarantined on campus pending test results; eight 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 127 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including one Monday. It was at one case of its 100case limit between Sept. 26 and Oct. 9 before it must move to remote learning.

Potential exposure reported at 2 businesses in county

The Cortland County Health Department has confirmed two businesses reported of potential exposure to a positive COVID19 employee.

In both cases, the employees were wearing a mask during their shifts. Members of the public who were at the following businesses on the days and times listed may have been exposed:

  • Coffee Mania, Port Watson Street, Cortland —6 a.m. to noon Sept. 23.
  • Coffee Mania, Groton Avenue, Cortlandville — 6 a.m. to noon Thursday.
  • Wild Ginger Asian Fusion, 47 Main Sts., Cortland — 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Coffeemania announced the exposure, and the closure for both kiosks and its Origins cafe in Homer, for deep cleaning on Tuesday.

Anyone who may have been exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea for 14 days.

If symptoms develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance about testing.

If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild.

In an emergency call 911.