November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/9

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Cortland County adds 39 cases

Cortland County reported 39 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,662. Sixteen people are hospitalized.

In all, 4,302 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 20 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,359 patients, 227 of them confirmed positive. Fourteen people are hospitalized, bringing to 52 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 51,222 negative test results. The county has reported five deaths.

Tompkins County reported 62 new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,398, reports the state health department. A total of 757,865 have been tested. Four people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 46 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 1,242. The state reports 74,832 people have been tested. Eleven people have died.

SUNY Cortland: No new cases

SUNY Cortland reported one new case of coronavirus Monday and Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 764 since students returned for the fall. One case was active, the college reported.

The college is at one 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 three new cases Friday, three more Saturday and four on Sunday, bringing it to 274 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 10 cases of its 100-case limit between Dec. 5 and Dec. 18 before it would be required to go to remote-only learning.

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

Assemblyman Finch in hospital

Assembly member-elect John Lemondes sent well wishes Tuesday to retiring Assembly Member Gary Finch, who has been hospitalized since Thursday with COVID-19.

“Assemblyman Finch has been a true advocate for the 126th Assembly District throughout his entire tenure, and I, like many others, are sad to hear he’s been hospitalized due to coronavirus complications,” Lemondes said. “But I also know that Assemblyman Finch is smart, and a fighter. I have no doubt that even right now, he’s fighting to get back home to see his family, just like any one of us would.”

Finch announced his pending retirement last February.