November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/16

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Cortland County: 28 new cases

Cortland County reported 28 new confirmed COVID19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,939. Nineteen people are hospitalized and seven deaths were confirmed.

In all, 5,181 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 30 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,756 patients, 309 of them confirmed positive. Eighteen people are hospitalized, bringing to 68 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 54,346 negative test results. The county has reported seven deaths.

Tompkins County reported 20 new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,613, reports the state health department. A total of 803,432 people have been tested. Nine people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 48 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 1,629. The state reports 80,807 people have been tested. Fourteen have died.

SUNY Cortland: Four new cases

SUNY Cortland reported four new cases of coronavirus Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 772 since students returned for the fall. Six cases were active, the college reported.

The college is at nine 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 reported eight new cases Friday, six on Saturday and three on Sunday, bringing it to 307 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 41 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 1,429 people. One people were quarantined; six were in isolation.

Public school

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 reported on Tuesday two potential public exposures to people with COVID-19:

  • Wegmans Sub Shop, 500 S. Meadow St., Ithaca — 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 5; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 7.
  • U.S. Postal Service, 213 N. Tioga St., Ithaca — 3 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 11.

People who may have been exposed should monitor themselves for symptoms of COVID-19, 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.