November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/17

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Cortland County adds 50 new cases, 7 deaths

Cortland County reported 28 new confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 1,989. Eighteen people are hospitalized and 14 deaths were confirmed — seven on Wednesday.

In all, 5,323 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 37 people have died.

The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,662 patients, 326 of them confirmed positive. Eighteen people are hospitalized, bringing to 69 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 54,718 negative test results. The county has reported 14 deaths, seven of them in nursing homes.

Tompkins County reported 24 new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,637, reports the state health department. A total of 804,398 people have been tested. Nine people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 68 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 1,697. The state reports 81,441 people have been tested. Fourteen have died.

SUNY Cortland: 2 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported four new cases of coronavirus Tuesday and Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 774 since students returned for the fall. Six cases were active, the college reported.

The college is at 11 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 four new cases Monday, bringing it to 311 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 42 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 1,468 people. No people were quarantined; three 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.

Potential public exposures in Lansing, bus

The Tompkins County Health Department reported on Wednesday two potential public exposures to people with COVID-19:

  • Tops Markets Bakery, 2300 N. Triphammer Road, Lansing — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11; 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 12.
  • TCAT routes 14 and 30 — Rider boarded Route 14 inbound at 11:43 a.m. Monday at Elm at West Village, getting off 11:57 a.m. at Green Street station; and rider boarded Route 30 outbound at noon Monday, getting off at 12:13 p.m. at Wyckoff.

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.