December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/30

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Cortland County deaths rise to 35

The state Health Department reported Tuesday that a person had died in a Cortland County nursing home, bringing to 26 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 16.

Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center has reported 10 deaths.

Cayuga County’s health department added on Tuesday three more nursing home deaths, one of whom was a Cayuga resident who died in November at a facility outside the county.

Cortland County reported 36 new confirmed cases of COVID19 Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,374. Twenty-four people are hospitalized.

In all, 7,022 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and between 64 and 70 people have died.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,112 patients, 275 of them confirmed positive. Twenty-four people are hospitalized, bringing to 96 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 58,927 negative test results. The county has reported nine deaths in addition to those who died at nursing homes.
  • Tompkins County reported 12 new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 1,993, reports the state health department. A total of 866,256 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 80 new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 2,655. The state reports 92,642 people have been tested. Sixteen people have died, the state reports. Cayuga County’s Health Department, however, reported six recent deaths on Tuesday, three of them in a nursing home, bringing it to 22 total deaths.

“Three Cayuga County residents who were hospitalized and had tested positive for COVID19, have passed away,” the county’s health department reported in a statement. “The deceased, a male in his 80s and two females in their 80s had been hospitalized with underlying medical conditions which may have contributed to their deaths.

“Three Cayuga County nursing home residents, two males in their 80s and a male in his 70s who had tested positive for COVID-19 have also passed away,” it added. The man in his 70s had been hospitalized outside the county and died Nov. 18.


  • 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 Dec. 23, 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.

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.