October 20, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/28

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Cortland County deaths rise to 33

The state Health Department reported Sunday that three more people had died in Cortland County nursing homes as of Saturday, bringing to 24 the number who have died in nursing homes. The county reported a new death, bringing it to nine outside the nursing homes.

A death was recorded at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, bringing it to 10 deaths. Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center also reported two deaths, bringing it to 14.

Cortland County reported 56 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday and Sunday in Cortland County, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,315. Twenty-five people are hospitalized.

In all, 6,747 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 60 people have died.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,071 patients, 288 of them confirmed positive. Twenty-five people are hospitalized, bringing to 88 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 58,595 negative test results. The county has reported nine deaths in addition to those who died at nursing homes.
  • Tompkins County reported 40 new cases Saturday and Sunday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,961, reports the state health department. A total of 864,242 people have been tested. Thirteen Tompkins residents have died, including nine at Oak Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, state data show, and one at Beechtree enter for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 102new cases Saturday and Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 2,471. The state reports 91,276 people have been tested. Fourteen people have died, but none at a nursing home.

Colleges

  • SUNY Cortland has not updated its dashboard since Dec. 18, when it reported seven active cases and a total of 777 since Aug. 26. It was at 14 cases of its 100-case 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 two new cases Tuesday and one Wednesday, bringing it to 340 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It is at 14 cases of its 100-case limit between Dec. 19 and Jan. 1 before it would be required to go to remote only learning.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported a new case Dec. 19. The total was 21 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 1,483 people. No people were quarantined or isolated.

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

A person who tested positive for COVID-19 rode several TCAT bus routes and worked at Alphabet Soup in Ithaca, the Tompkins County Health Department reported.

You may have been exposed to coronavirus at these times and places:

TCAT Routes:

Dec. 20 — TCAT Route 72 inbound from 1:49 p.m. at Northwood Apartments to 2:06 p.m. at Baker Flagpole; TCAT Route 72 outbound from 4:10 p.m. at Baker Flagpole Slopeside to 4:28 p.m. at Northwood Apartments.

Dec. 21 — TCAT Route 32 inbound from 8:50 a.m. at Northwood Apartments to 9:06 a.m. at Goldwin Smith Hall; Route 32 outbound at 11:10 a.m. at Rockefeller Hall to 11:31 a.m. at Ithaca Airport; Route 32 inbound at 11:50 a.m. at Northwood Apartments to 12:06 a.m. at Goldwin Smith Hall; Route 32 outbound at 4:10 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. at Northwood Apartments.

Dec. 22 — TCAT Route 32 inbound from 8:50 a.m. at Northwood Apartments to 9:06 a.m. at Goldwin Smith Hall; Route 32 outbound at 7:10 p.m. at Rockefeller Hall to 7:25 p.m. at Northwood Apartments.

Dec. 23 — TCAT Route 32 inbound from 7:50 a.m. at Northwood Apartments to 8:06 a.m. at Goldwin Smith Hall; Route 32 outbound at 6:10 p.m. at Rockefeller Hall to 6:25 p.m. at Northwood Apartments.

Alphabet Soup, 171 E. State St.:

Dec. 22 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Dec. 23 — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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.