October 21, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/3

coronavirus particles

Cortland County: 18 new cases

Cortland County reported 18 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 275 — 183 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 931 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 242 patients, 60 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 26,579 negative test results. Two hundred fifteen people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported six new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 432, according to the state Health Department. A total of 189,771 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 224. The state reports 38,676 people have been tested. Three people have died.

22 new cases at SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland reported 22 new confirmed case of coronavirus Friday, bringing the total to 194 since students began returning for the fall semester, 62 of them currently positive, the college reported Wednesday evening.

The college is at 58 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 six 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

Cornell University has reported 128 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including one Tuesday, but none on Wednesday, the latest day it has recorded numbers. It was at one case of its 100-case 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.