November 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/16

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Cortland reports 32 new cases

Cortland County reported 32 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 543 — 452 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 1,327 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,081 patients, 175 of them confirmed positive. Nobody was hospitalized, but seven have been. The Cortland County Health Department has received 30,689 negative test results. Three hundred sixty-eight people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported eight new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 515, according to the state Health Department. A total of 310,912 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 10 new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 269. The state reports 44,579 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 16 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 16 new confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total to 405 since students began returning for the fall semester, 138 of them currently active, the college reported Wednesday night.

The college is at 81 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 Oct. 7. The college has 62 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 34 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. It’s last reported case was Oct. 8.

It was at zero cases of its 100case 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 368 people.