November 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/11

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Cortland County adds 36 cases

Cortland County reported 36 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,734. Seventeen people are hospitalized.

In all, 4,509 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 21 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,405 patients, 244 of them confirmed positive. Seventeen people are hospitalized, bringing to 56 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 52,194 negative test results. The county has reported five deaths.

Tompkins County reported 27 new cases Thursday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,451, reports the state health department. A total of 767,209 have been tested. Five people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 42 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 1,324. The state reports 76,548 people have been tested. Eleven people have died.

SUNY Cortland: One new case

SUNY Cortland reported one new case of coronavirus Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 765 since students returned for the fall. Two cases were active, the college reported.

The college is at two 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 eight new cases Tuesday and two Wednesday, bringing it to 288 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 20 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 Thursday, the latest positive was Nov. 21. The total remained at 20 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,365 people. Two 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.