December 4, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/1

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Cortland County reports 8 new cases of coronavirus

Cortland County reported eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 245 — 153 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 886 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 186 patients, 40 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 25,802 negative test results. Two hundred five people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported four new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 421, according to the state Health Department. A total of 168,931 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported one new case Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 220. The state reports 37,729 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland’s cases at 163

SUNY Cortland reported nine new confirmed case of coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total to 163 since students began returning for the fall semester, 42 of them currently positive, the college reported Wednesday evening.

The college is at 27 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 11 students quarantined on campus pending test results; seven 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

Cornell University has reported 128 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including one Tuesday. It was at one case of its 100case limit between Sept. 26 and Oct. 9 before it must move to remote learning.

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.