October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/21

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County reports 23 new cases

Cortland County reported 23 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 665 — 574 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 1,523 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,389 patients, 149 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 32,531 negative test results. Five hundred sixteen people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported eight new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 556, according to the state Health Department. A total of 352,425 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported eight new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 302. The state reports 46,973 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 14 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 14 new confirmed cases of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 504 since students began returning for the fall semester, 110 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 180 cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 10 and Oct. 23, and the State University of New York has continued restrictions to remote-only learning in place since Oct. 7. The college has 123 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 51 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 145 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported three cases Monday. It was at eight 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.

Trinity Valley cancels maze fundraiser

A Trinity Valley Dairy fundraiser for Guthrie scheduled for Saturday has been canceled because of the increase in COVID-19 cases, Guthrie announced Tuesday.

Guthrie, which operates Guthrie Cortland Medical Center, is a non-profit health system based in Sayre, Pa., serving patients in 12 counties.