December 8, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/25

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Cortland County adds 31 cases, 7 hospitalized

Cortland County reported 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,287. Seven people are hospitalized.

In all, 3,002 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 12 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,090 patients, 153 of them confirmed positive. Seven people are hospitalized, bringing to 30 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 45,676 negative test results. The county has reported two deaths.

Tompkins County reported 17 new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 953, reports the state Health Department. A total of 677,966 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 27 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 762. The state reports 66,659 people have been tested. Seven people have died.

Virus cases at colleges

Cornell University reported 15 cases between Friday and Sunday, bringing it to 231 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at eight cases of its 100-case limit between Nov. 21 and Dec. 4 before it would be required to go to remote-only learning.

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 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.