December 5, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/10

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Cortland County 28 new virus cases

Cortland County reported 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 401 — 309 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 1,114 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and five people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 510 patients, 132 of them confirmed positive. None were hospitalized, although six have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 28,516 negative test results. Two hundred sixty-nine people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

• Tompkins County reported eight new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 473, according to the state Health Department. A total of 253,155 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 240. The state reports 41,664 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland sees 15 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 15 new confirmed case of coronavirus Friday, bringing the total to 305 since students began returning for the fall semester, 128 of them currently active, the college reported this morning.

The college is at 169 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 38 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 22 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.

Potential exposures at local businesses

The Cortland County Health Department has confirmed three locations of potential exposure to a positive COVID-19 person, the department said in a release Friday evening. Members of the public who were at the following businesses on the days and times listed may have been exposed:

• Applebee’s, 856 NY-13, Cortlandville (patron)
Tuesday, Oct. 6, 6:15 to 7:45 p. m.

• New York Bagel, 33 Main St., Cortland (employee)
Thursday, Oct. 1: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 4: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

• Vine Health and Fitness, 20 N. Main St., Cortland (employee)
Monday, Oct. 5: 1 to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 6: 2 to 6:30 p.m.

• Dark Horse Tavern – 96 Main St., Cortland (employee)
Thursday, October 1: 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Anyone who may have been exposed at the locations listed should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID- 19 such as: 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, and/ or diarrhea for 14 days after their potential exposure. If symptoms do 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.

The department reminds residents to remain diligent and continue to do their part to limit the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face coverings when out in public, maintain social distancing, wash your hands and stay home when ill.

Other colleges

• Cornell University has reported 134 confirmed cases since Aug. 15,
including one on Wednesday. It was at three 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.