October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/28

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Cortland County adds 41 cases

Cortland County reported 41 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,370. Nine people are hospitalized.

In all, 3,235 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 13 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 925 patients, 175 of them confirmed positive. Nine people are hospitalized, bringing to 34 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 47,026 negative test results. The county has reported two deaths.

Tompkins County reported 43 new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,043, reports the state Health Department. A total of 699,796 have been tested. Three have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 28 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 822. The state reports 68,360 people have been tested. Eight people have died.

SUNY Cortland: No new cases

SUNY Cortland reported no new cases of coronavirus Friday, the total remaining at 763 since students returned for the fall. Twenty-three cases are 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 continued 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 data.

Virus 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 hasn’t reported a case since Nov. 21, when it reported two, bringing it to 19 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,100 people. On Friday, three people were quarantined and four 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.

New testing site opens in Ithaca

ITHACA — Cayuga Health and Tompkins County announced Friday they have opened an additional COVID-19 sampling location in downtown Ithaca.

The new sampling site at 412 N. Tioga St. will be a saliva collection site and has been opened to help people who may have limited transportation and are seeking a test.

The Mass Sampling Center at The Shops at Ithaca Mall in Lansing will remain in operation.

The downtown site has limited capacity and is by appointment only for residents living in the immediate area.