December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/29

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Cortland County gets 6 new cases

Cortland County reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 807 — 716 new cases since Aug. 21. Three people are hospitalized.

In all, 1,823 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 807 patients, 110 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 36,763 negative test results. Six hundred ninety-seven people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported 10 new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 619, according to the state Health Department. A total of 425,306 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported eight new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 397. The state reports 51,382 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland has 3 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported three new confirmed cases of coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total to 574 since students began returning for the fall, 59 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 25 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 94 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 41 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 reported a case of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing it to four cases since Aug. 1, show state data. The college has tested 665 people. Six 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.