October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/4

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Cortland County reports 22 new cases of virus

Cortland County reported 22 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,494. Twelve people are hospitalized.

In all, 3,686 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 17 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,181 patients, 179 of them confirmed positive. Twelve people are hospitalized, bringing to 44 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 49,428 negative test results. The county has reported five deaths.

Tompkins County reported 55 new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,209, reports the state Health Department. A total of 721,686 have been tested. Four people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 53 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 983. The state reports 71,086 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 were 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 three cases Wednesday, bringing it to 257 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 38 cases of its 100-case limit between Nov. 21 and Dec. 2 before it would be required to go to remote-only learning.

Tompkins Cortland Community College on Thursday reported four new cases, bringing it to 20 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,290 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.