December 8, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/5

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Tompkins County: potential COVID-19 exposure at eatery

The Tompkins County Health Department is alerting the public to a potential COVID-19 exposure Sunday at Ciao Restaurant in Ithaca.

The Health Department received notification of an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 and worked at Ciao during the time when they could have infected others.

The individual who tested positive is in isolation and any close contacts are being notified for quarantine.

Cortland County adds 37 new cases

Cortland County reported 37 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Friday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,531.

Thirteen people are hospitalized.

In all, 3,789 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 18 people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,222 Patients, 192 of them confirmed positive. Thirteen people are hospitalized, bringing to 45 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 49,993 negative test results. The county has reported five deaths.

• Tompkins County reported 32 new cases Friday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,241, reports the state health department. A total of 730,381 have been tested. Four people have died.

• In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 34 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 1,017. The state reports 71,987 people have been tested. Nine 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.

Other colleges

• Cornell University reported seven new cases Thursday, bringing it to 264 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 45 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 Friday reported no new cases. The total remained at 20 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,303 people. One person was listed as quarantined and none 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.