November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/8

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Cortland reports 22 new cases

Cortland County reported 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 354 — 262 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 1,046 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 384 patients, 113 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 27,844 negative test results. Two hundred forty-one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported three new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 458, according to the state Health Department. A total of 230,700 people were tested. Two people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported two new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 234. The state reports 40,725 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland sees 20 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 20 new confirmed case of coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total to 272 since students began returning for the fall semester, 116 of them currently positive, the college reported this morning.

The college is at 136 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 Wednesday. The college has 16 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 133 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including one on Tuesday. It was at two cases 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 316 people.

Public exposures at 4 places

The Cortland County Health Department has confirmed four 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:

  • Garcia’s, 139 Main St., Cortland. An employee worked there from 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25, 3 to 9 p.m. Sept. 26, noon to 9 p.m. Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 1, 3 to 9 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
  • Red Jug Pub, 31 Central Ave., Cortland. An employee was there from 8 p.m. to closing Sept. 29, 2:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 30, 3 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, and 8 p.m. Sunday to 3 a.m. Monday.
  • Central City, 17 Central Ave., Cortland. A patron was there from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday.
  • AJ’s Diner, 202 Port Watson St., Cortland. A patron was there from 10 to 11 a.m. Sunday.

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.