November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 10/31

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Cortland County: 12 new cases of COVID-19

Cortland County reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 828 — 737 new cases since Aug. 21. Three people remain hospitalized.

In all, 1,896 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 741 patients, 104 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 37,646 negative test results. Seven hundred twenty four people have recovered. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported seven new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 639, according to the state Health Department. A total of 446,879 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 24 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 429. The state reports 52,320 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 5 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported five new confirmed cases of coronavirus Friday, bringing the total to 579 since students began returning for the fall, 49 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 30 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 80 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 38 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 three cases Wednesday. It was at three 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 three cases since Aug. 1, show state data. The college has tested 672 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.