October 20, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/27

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Cortland County adds 39 cases

Cortland County reported 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday and Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,329. Seven people are hospitalized.

In all, 3,123 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 13 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,095 patients, 158 of them confirmed positive. Seven people are hospitalized, bringing to 32 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 45,785 negative test results. The county has reported two deaths.

Tompkins County reported 47 new cases Tuesday and Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,000, reports the state Health Department. A total of 690,461 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 32 new cases Tuesday and Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 794. The state reports 67,589 people have been tested. Eight people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 3 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported three new cases of coronavirus Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing the total to 763 since students returned for the fall, 34 of them active, the college reported.

The college is at 19 cases of its 100-case limit between Nov. 21 and Dec. 4, and the State University of New York has contin-ued restrictions to remote only learning in place since Oct. 7.

The college has one student quarantined on campus pending test results; eight 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 at other colleges

Cornell University reported seven cases between Monday and Tuesday, bringing it to 238 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 12 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.