October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/5

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Cortland County: 10 new cases

Cortland County reported 10 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 884 — 793 new cases since Aug. 21. Three people remain hospitalized.

In all, 2,022 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 742 patients, 81 of them confirmed positive. Three people are hospitalized, bringing to 11 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 39,053 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported four new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 664, according to the state Health Department. A total of 488,980 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported nine new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 474.

The state reports 54,855 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 3 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported three new confirmed cases of coronavirus Wednesday, bringing the total to 609 since students began returning for the fall, 40 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 60 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 72 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 32 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 159 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported one case Monday. It was at 11 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 four cases since Aug. 1, show state data.

The college has tested 673 people. Five 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.