October 19, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/6

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Cortland County: 12 new cases

Cortland County reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 896 — 805 new cases since Aug. 21. Three people remain hospitalized.

In all, 2,057 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 699 patients, 82 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 39,428 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported 11 new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 675, according to the state Health Department. A total of 498,861 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 12 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 486. The state reports 55,412 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 6 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported six new confirmed cases of coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total to 615 since students began returning for the fall, 41 of them active, the college reported.

The college is at 66 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 74 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 30 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 re-ported 161 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported two cases Tuesday. It was at 13 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 747 people. Seven 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.

Potential virus exposure at wedding

The Cayuga County Health Department confirmed on Thursday a potential COVID-19 public exposure at a wedding event Oct. 24 at Old Hickory Farm in Weedsport.

The Cayuga County Health Department received notification that a guest tested positive.

People who were at the wedding should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea for 14 days. If symptoms develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance.

If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild.