October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/3

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Cortland County sees 6 new cases

Cortland County reported six new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 866 — 775 new cases since Aug. 21. Four people remain hospitalized.

In all, 1,981 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 777 patients, 91 of them confirmed positive. Four people are hospitalized, bringing to 11 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 38,598 negative test results. The county has reported no deaths.

Tompkins County reported three new cases Sunday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 659, according to the state Health Department. A total of 475,251 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported three new cases Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 456. The state reports 53,920 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 8 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported eight new confirmed cases of coronavirus Monday, bringing the total to 604 since students began returning for the fall, 45 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 55 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 announced Sunday it will not have in-person classes for the rest of the semester.

The college has 65 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 158 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported four cases Friday and one case Sunday. It was at 10 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 Friday , bringing it to four cases since Aug. 1, show state data. The college has tested 673 people. Nine are quarantined, seven 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: