December 5, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/7

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Cortland sees 19 new virus cases, 96 are active

Cortland County reported 19 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 332 — 240 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 1,019 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 354 patients, 96 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 27,545 negative test results. Two hundred thirty-six people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported four new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 455, according to the state Health Department. A total of 223,364 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 232. The state reports 40,369 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 16 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 16 new confirmed case of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 252 since students began returning for the fall semester, 100 of them currently positive, the college reported this morning.

The college is at 116 cases of its 100-case limit between Sept. 26 and Oct. 9, triggering a mandatory two-week period of remote-only learning and other restrictions that began this morning. The college has 15 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 14 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 based 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 132 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including two on Friday and two on Monday, the latest days it recorded numbers. It was at two cases 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 316 people.

Public exposed at three places

The Cortland County Health Department has confirmed three locations of potential exposure to a person with COVID-19.

People who were at these places on the days and times listed may have been exposed:

  • Planet Fitness, 156-160 Clinton Ave., Cortland, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
  • Starbucks, 145-147 Clinton Ave., Cortland, 1:45 to 7:30 p.m. Friday.
  • Frank and Mary’s Diner, 10 Port Watson St., Cortland, 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday and 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.

County officials did not say this morning whether the patients were masked.

People 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.