October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/1

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Cortland County adds 20 cases

Cortland County reported 20 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,435. Eight people are hospitalized.

In all, 3,443 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 16 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 942 patients, 170 of them confirmed positive. Eight people are hospitalized, bringing to 37 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 48,114 negative test results. The county has reported five deaths.

Tompkins County reported 13 new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,118, reports the state Health Department. A total of 703,327 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 21 new cases Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 890. The state reports 69,582 people have been tested. Eight people have died.

SUNY Cortland: No new cases

SUNY Cortland has not updated its reports of coronavirus cases since Saturday, when the number remaining at 763 since students returned for the fall. Seventeen 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; two 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.

Other colleges

Cornell University data was not available Monday. The college had previously reported three cases between Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing it to 241 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 Sunday, no people were listed as quarantined or 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.