October 19, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/16

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Cortland County adds 51 cases

Cortland County reported 51 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday and Sunday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,088 — 997 new cases since Aug. 21. One person remains hospitalized.

In all, 2,526 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and nine people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 832 patients, 116 of them confirmed positive. One person is hospitalized, bringing to 15 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 42,329 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported 20 new cases Friday and Saturday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 806, reports the state Health Department. A total of 587,582 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 23 new cases Friday and Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 632. The state reports 61,064 people have been tested. Five people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 10 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 10 new cases of coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total to 709 since students returned for the fall, 54 of them active, the college reported.

The college is at 74 cases of its 100-case limit between Nov. 7 and Nov. 20, and the State University of New York has continued restrictions to remote only learning in place since Oct. 7.

The college has 50 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 42 others are in isolation.

Cases regarding SUNY Cortland students are reported to the county health department of the student’s residence, so some cases may not be included with Cortland County Health Department data.

Virus cases at colleges

Cornell University reported 14 cases Thursday bringing it to 194 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 27 cases of its 100-case limit between Nov. 7 and Nov. 20 before it must move to remote learning. The college announced Friday it would move to a “yellow alert,” because the increase was attributed to student gatherings. Gatherings of more than 10 students remain prohibited, but expect increased testing and reduced capacity in on-campus spaces.

Tompkins Cortland Community College has reported 15 cases since Aug. 1, including 11 cases on Sunday. It has moved to remoteonly learning through the weekend. The college has tested 820 people. On Friday, 66 people were quarantined and six were 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.