October 25, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/3

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Cortland County adds 25 cases

Cortland County reported 25 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,472. Eleven people are hospitalized.

In all, 3,556 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 16 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,124 patients, 169 of them confirmed positive. Eleven people are hospitalized, bringing to 42 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 48,967 negative test results. The county has reported five deaths.

Tompkins County reported 15 new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,154, reports the state Health Department. A total of 717,175 have been tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 13 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 930. The state reports 70,498 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.

Virus cases at other colleges

Cornell University reported nine cases Wednesday, bringing it to 254 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 35 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 on Wednesday reported three new cases, bringing it to 22 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,270 people. 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.