December 1, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/8

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Cortland County: 50 new cases

Cortland County reported 50 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,623. Fourteen people are hospitalized.

In all, 4,098 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 19 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,238 patients, 211 of them confirmed positive. Fourteen people are hospitalized, bringing to 50 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 50,812 negative test results. The county has reported five deaths.

Tompkins County reported 57 new cases Sunday and Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,279, reports the state health department. A total of 757,228 have been tested. Four people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 128 new cases Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 1,196. The state reports 74,338 people have been tested. Ten people have died.

SUNY Cortland: No new cases

SUNY Cortland reported no new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 763 since students returned for the fall. No cases were active, the college reported.

The college is at zero cases of its 100-case limit between Dec. 5 to Dec. 18.

The college has no students quarantined on campus pending test results or isolated for treatment.

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. 4 before it would be required to go to remote-only learning.

Tompkins Cortland Community College reported no new cases Sunday, the latest positive was Nov. 21. The total remained at 20 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,308 people. Four people were quarantined; one was 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.

Cayuga County plans clinics for those without symptoms

The Cayuga County Health Department is planning three no cost COVID-19 testing clinics this week for county residents.

Three clinics are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., today, Thursday and Saturday for individuals who are not experiencing symptoms:

The clinic will take place at the Emerson Park Pavilion at 6843 E. Lake Road, town of Owasco, just outside of Auburn. You must have an appointment. Be prepared to wait on-site for up to 30 minutes for your results. Wear a mask and social distancing will be enforced.

Make an appointment online at Click on the button titled, COVID-19 Clinics.

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 this clinic is not for you. Organizers do not want to increase the risk of exposure to staff and other individuals.