October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/24

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Cortland County deaths rise to 26

The state Health Department reported Wednesday that a person died in a Cortland County nursing home of COVID-19, raising to 26 the number of people who have died in the county, 18 in nursing homes.

The death was at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, bringing it to seven deaths. Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has reported 11 deaths.

Cortland County reported 32 new confirmed cases of COVID19 Wednesday in Cortland County, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,184. Twenty-four people are hospitalized.

In all, 6,265 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 51 people have died.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,211 patients, 273 of them confirmed positive. Twenty-four people are hospitalized, bringing to 83 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 57,303 negative test results. The county has reported eight deaths in addition to those who died at nursing homes.
  • Tompkins County reported 30 new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,846, reports the state health department. A total of 847,969 people have been tested. Eleven Tompkins residents have died, including nine at Oak Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, state data show, although Tompkins County reported several more recent deaths at the nursing home.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 71 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 2,235. The state reports 87,876 people have been tested. Fourteen people have died, but none at a nursing home.


  • SUNY Cortland has not updated its dashboard since Friday, when it reported seven active cases and a total of 777 since Aug. 26. It was at 14 cases of its 100case limit between Dec. 19 and Jan. 1 before moving to online only learning. No people were quarantined, but one was isolated on campus for treatment.
  • Cornell University reported three new cases Monday, bringing it to 337 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 10 cases of its 100-case limit between Dec. 19 and Jan. 1 before it would have to go to remote-only learning.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported a new case Saturday. The total was 21 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,483 people. No people were quarantined; one was 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.

Cayuga Health giving vaccines

ITHACA — Cayuga Health officials announced Wednesday it has begun administering both federally approved COVID-19 vaccines to frontline providers.

“We are pleased to have received both the Pfizer BioNTech and Moderna vaccines at Cayuga Medical Center,” said Martin Stallone, president and CEO of Cayuga Health.