October 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/24

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Cortland County adds 12 cases

Cortland County reported 12 new confirmed COVID-19 cases over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,256. Five people remain hospitalized.

In all, 2,927 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 12 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,104 patients, 140 of them confirmed positive. Five people are hospitalized, bringing to 28 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 45,448 negative test results. The county has reported two deaths.

Tompkins County reported 32 new cases Sunday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 936, reports the state Health Department. A total of 665,093 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 31 new cases Friday and Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 735. The state reports 65,809 people have been tested. Seven people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 7 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported seven new cases of coronavirus Sunday and Monday, bringing the total to 760 since students returned for the fall, 37 of them active, the college reported.

The college is at 16 cases of its 100-case limit between Nov. 21 and Dec. 4, and the State University of New York has continued restrictions to remote only learning in place since Oct. 7.

The college has 19 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 12 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 Thursday, bringing it to 216 confirmed cases since Aug. 15.

Tompkins Cortland Community College reported two cases Saturday bringing it to 19 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,100 people. On Monday, three people were quarantined and seven 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.

Groton church stops brittle

The Groton City United Church of Christ community has announced that due to coronavirus, and its inability to socially distance in the church’s kitchen, it cannot safely make its peanut brittle this season.

The church plans to resume production next year. It has also canceled its spaghetti suppers.