October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/28

Those with virus must quarantine before going home for Thanksgiving

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Cortland County: 5 new cases

Cortland County reported five new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 801 — 710 new cases since Aug. 21. Three people are hospitalized.

In all, 1,799 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 941 patients, 119 of them confirmed positive. Three people are hospitalized, bringing to 10 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 36,527 negative test results. Six hundred eight-two people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

• Tompkins County reported three new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 609, according to the state Health Department. A total of 417,008 people were tested. Three people have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 16 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 389. The state reports 51,006 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland has 4 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported four new confirmed cases of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 571 since students began returning for the fall, 62 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 22 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 107 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 48 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 151 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported two cases Friday, but none since. It was at zero cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6 before it must move to remote learning.

• Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported a case of coronavirus Friday, bringing it to three cases since Aug. 1, show state data. The college has tested 598 people. Fifteen are quarantined, five are in isolation.

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.