December 6, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/26

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Cortland reports 46 new cases

Cortland County reported 46 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 779 — 688 new cases since Aug. 21.

In all, 1,746 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 834 patients, 133 of them confirmed positive. One person remains hospitalized, bringing to eight the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 34,685 negative test results. Six hundred forty-six people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported 18 new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 603, according to the state Health Department. A total of 403,145 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 13 new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 364. The state reports 50,028 people have been tested. Three people have died.

23 new cases at SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland reported 23 new confirmed cases of coronavirus over the weekend, bringing the total to 559 since students began returning for the fall semester, 73 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 10 cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6, and the State University of New York has continued restrictions to remote-only learning in place since Oct. 7. The college has 106 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 52 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 149 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported one case Thursday. It was at 11 cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 10 and Oct. 23 before it must move to remote learning.

Tompkins Cortland Community College reported a case of coronavirus Friday, bringing it to three cases since Aug. 1, show state data. The college has tested 527 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.

Two locations possibly exposed

The Cortland County Health Department confirmed on Saturday two locations of potential exposure to a positive COVID-19 patient:

  • Central City, 17 Central Ave., Cortland (patron) — 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 17.
  • J.M McDonald Sports Complex, 4292 Fairgrounds Drive, Cortlandville (spectator) — 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 17.

People who may have been exposed 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.