October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/15

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Cortland County adds 27 cases

Cortland County reported 27 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,911. Eighteen people are hospitalized and seven deaths were confirmed.

In all, 4,085 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 28 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,869 patients, 308 of them confirmed positive. Seventeen people are hospitalized, bringing to 66 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 54,006 negative test results. The county has reported seven deaths.

Tompkins County reported 64 new cases Sunday and Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,593, reports the state health department. A total of 792,149 people have been tested. Eight people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 94 new cases Sunday and Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 1,581. The state reports 80,244 people have been tested. Thirteen have died.

SUNY Cortland: No new cases

SUNY Cortland reported no new cases of coronavirus Sunday, the number of confirmed cases remaining at 768 since students returned for the fall. Five cases were active, the college reported.

The college is at five of its 100-case limit from Dec. 5 to Dec. 18.

The college has no students quarantined on campus pending test results; one is 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 last reported two new cases Thursday, bringing it to 290 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 29 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 Monday, the latest positive was Nov. 21. The total remained at 20 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,427 people. One people were quarantined; five 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.

2 potential exposures

The Tompkins County Health Department confirmed a potential public exposure to someone with COVID-19:

  • Perkins Funeral Home, 55 W. Main St., Dryden — service at 3 p.m. Dec. 5.
  • Wegmans Deli Counter, 500 S. Meadow St., Ithaca — 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Dec. 9.

People who may have been exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID19, including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea for 14 days.

If symptoms develop, stay home and call your doctor for further guidance.

If you are elderly, have underlying medical conditions, or are immunocompromised, call your doctor early even if your illness is mild.