November 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/20

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Cortland County adds 17 cases, 7 hospitalized

Cortland County reported 17 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,168. The number of people hospitalized has increased to seven.

In all, 2,664 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 10 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 905 patients, 157 of them confirmed positive. Seven people are hospitalized, bringing to 23 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 44,079 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported 12 new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 840, reports the state Health Department. A total of 620,900 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 12 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 676. The state reports 63,452 people have been tested. Six people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 6 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported six new cases of coronavirus Thursday, bringing the total to 738 since students returned for the fall, 54 of them active, the college reported.

The college is at 103 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 28 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 29 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.

Coronavirus cases reported at other colleges

Cornell University reported one case Tuesday, bringing it to 214 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 1,015 people. On Thursday, 67 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.