November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/19

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Cortland County: 59 new cases

Cortland County reported 59 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 626 — 535 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 1,455 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,260 patients, 160 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized, bringing to eight the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 32,016 negative test results. Four hundred sixty-six people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported 17 new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 540, according to the state Health Department. A total of 338,798 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 14 new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 289. The state reports 46,193 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 47 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 47 new confirmed cases of coronavirus over the weekend, bringing the total to 482 since students began returning for the fall semester, 131 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 158 cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 10 and Oct. 23, which would trigger remote-only learning and other restrictions. It has been under that since Oct. 7. The college has 108 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 50 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 140 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported three new cases Thursday. It was at four 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 368 people.

Public schools

Since the school year began, here are how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported at schools, according to the state Health Department.