November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/9

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Cortland County reports 35 new cases

Cortland County reported 35 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday and Sunday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 955 — 864 new cases since Aug. 21. Four people remain hospitalized.

In all, 2,163 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 584 patients, 102 of them confirmed positive. Four people are hospitalized, bringing to 13 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 40,735 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported 12 new cases Friday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 690, according to the state Health Department. A total of 519,053 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 22 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 518. The state reports 56,708 people have been tested. Three people have died.

Virus at colleges

Cornell University has reported 168 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported two cases Thursday.

It was at 19 cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6 before it must move to remote learning.

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 public exposure at 7 sites

The Cortland and Cayuga county health departments have confirmed seven locations of potential public exposure to a person with COVID-19:

  • Dark Horse Tavern, 96 Main St., Cortland (patron) — 8 p.m. to midnight, Oct. 30.
  • Cortland Beer Co., 16 Court St., Cortland (employee) — Noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 1.
  • Arby’s, 158 Clinton Ave., Cortland (employee) — Noon to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3.
  • Fraternal Order of Eagles, 155 Port Watson St., Cortland (patron) — 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 4.
  • Walmart, 819 Bennie Road, Cortland (employee) — 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 27.
  • Sinfully Sweet Cafe, 17 S. Main St., Homer (employee) — 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 4.
  • Jordan Elbridge High School, Jordan (athlete and spectator) — Track meet Saturday.

People who were at the locations 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.