November 29, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/19

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Cortland County adds 33 cases

Cortland County reported 33 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,151 1,060 new cases since Aug. 21. Five people remain hospitalized.

In all, 2,643 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 10 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 970 patients, 148 of them confirmed positive. Five people are hospitalized, bringing to 21 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 43,882 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported eight new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 828, reports the state Health Department. A total of 611,930 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 10 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 664. The state reports 62,888 people have been tested. Six people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 12 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported 12 new cases of coronavirus Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the total to 732 since students returned for the fall, 51 of them active, the college reported.

The college is at 97 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 27 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 28 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 other colleges

Cornell University reported two cases Monday, bringing it to 213 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 41 cases of its 100case limit between Nov. 7 and Nov. 20 before it must move to remote learning.

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 954 people. On Wednesday, 67 people were quarantined and two 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.

Cayuga Med to close Kids Care After-Hours

ITHACA — Because of COVID-19 and significantly lower patient volumes, the Kids Care After-Hours PediatricCare operating inside Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca will close at 5 p.m. Sunday.

For after-hours care, patients are being encouraged to contact their pediatrician or use the Ithaca Urgent Care at 10 Arrowwood Drive, which will be open 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Urgent Care Fast Web Check-in is available at For all serious medical emergencies, parents should go to the nearest emergency room or call 911.