October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/18

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Cortland County reports 16 new cases of virus

Cortland County reported 16 new confirmed COVID19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,118 — 1,027 new cases since Aug. 21. Four people remain hospitalized.

In all, 2,592 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 10 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 985 patients, 126 of them confirmed positive. Four people are hospitalized, bringing to 19 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 43,644 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported nine new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 820, reports the state Health Department. A total of 605,339 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 15 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 654. The state reports 62,081 people have been tested. Six people have died.

Virus cases at colleges

Cornell University reported 17 cases Friday, Saturday and Sunday bringing it to 211 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 39 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 900 people. On Tuesday, 64 people were quarantined and three 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.