November 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/14

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Cortland County: 20 new cases

Cortland County reported 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 484 — 393 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 1,225 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

Department was monitoring 749 patients, 143 of them confirmed positive. One was hospitalized, the first hospitalization in more than five months, bringing to seven the number of people who have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 29,978 negative test results. Three hundred forty-one people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported nine new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 490, according to the state Health Department. A total of 285,825 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported five new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 251. The state reports 43,599 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 12 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus Tueday, bringing the total to 368 since students began returning for the fall semester, 129 of them currently active, the college reported this morning.

The college is at 44 cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 10 and Oct. 23, which would trigger a mandatory two-week period of remote-only learning and other restrictions. It has been under that since Wednesday. The college has 57 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 26 others are in isolation.

Cases regarding SUNY Cortland students are reported to the county health department of the student’s residence, so some student cases may not be included with Cortland County Health Department data.

Other colleges

Cornell University has reported 135 confirmed cases since Aug. 15, including one on Thursday. It was at zero cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 10 and Oct. 23 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 367 people.

Potential exposure at 4 businesses

The Cortland County Health Department confirmed on Tuesday four locations of potential exposure to a positive COVID19 person.

People who were at the following businesses at these times may have been exposed:

  • Walgreens, 170 Port Watson St., Cortland (employee) — 1:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 5 and 3 to 9 p.m. Oct. 9.
  • Walmart, 819 Bennie Road, Cortlandville (employee) — 1 to 10 p.m. Oct. 7 and 1 to 10 p.m. Friday.
  • Hobos, 10 S. West St., Homer (patron) — 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 5; 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 6.
  • Dashers, 2 N. Main St., Homer (patron) — 4:30 to 530 p.m. Oct. 7.

The report brings to 24 the number of potential public exposures since Sept. 1 in Cortland County.

Anyone who may have been exposed at the location listed 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.

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.