November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/17

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Cortland County adds 14 cases

Cortland County reported 14 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,102 1,011 new cases since Aug. 21. One person remains hospitalized.

In all, 2,552 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and nine people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 915 patients, 121 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 43,339 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported five new cases sunday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 811, reports the state Health Department. A total of 591,435 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported seven new cases Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 639. The state reports 61,336 people have been tested. Five people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 11 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 11 new cases of coronavirus Sunday and Monday, bringing the total to 720 since students returned for the fall, 47 of them active, the college reported.

The college is at 85 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 35 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 35 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, but none since Nov. 8, when it reported 11 cases. The college has tested 820 people. On Monday, 65 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.

Madison County to stop noting public exposures

Madison County Health Department announced Monday it will no longer list possible COVID-19 exposure locations, such as stores and restaurants, in Madison County.

“Over the past few weeks we have seen our numbers climb dramatically in Madison County, and our surrounding communities. Residents should assume that if you are out anywhere you can be exposed to COVID-19,” said Madison County Public Health Director Eric Faisst. “We ask that if you feel sick, even if you think it is just a cold or allergies, please stay home. Ask someone else to run your errands for you, this will help limit potential public exposures.”