November 29, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/29

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Deaths rise to 34 in Cortland County

The state Health Department reported Monday that a person had died in a Cortland County nursing home, bringing to 25 the number who have died of coronavirus in nursing homes.

Nine other people have died in Cortland County, the county reports.

The death was recorded at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, bringing it to 14.

Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has reported 10 deaths.

Cortland County reported 23 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday in Cortland County, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,338. Twentyseven people are hospitalized.

In all, 6,894 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and 63 people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,106 patients, 281 of them confirmed positive.

Twenty-seven people are hospitalized, bringing to 92 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 58,734 negative test results. The county has reported nine deaths in addition to those who died at nursing homes.

• Tompkins County reported 20 new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,981, reports the state health department. A total of 865,107 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 104 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 2,575. The state reports 92,105 people have been tested. Fifteen people have died, but none at a nursing home.


• 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 last reported a new case Wednesday, bringing it to 340 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was 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.

Potential public virus exposure

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

• Kuma Charmers, 2303 Mecklenburg Road, Ithaca — 8 pm. to midnight Dec. 17; 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dec. 18; 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Dec. 19.

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.

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.