October 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 12/31

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Cortland County reports 53 new cases of virus

Cortland County reported 53 new confirmed cases of COVID19 Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,427. Thirty-five have died, including 26 in nursing homes.

In all, 180 new cases were confirmed Wednesday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 7,202 cases since the pandemic began. Sixty-nine people have died.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,107 patients, 295 of them confirmed positive. Twenty-six people are hospitalized, bringing to 100 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 59,233 negative test results. The county has reported nine deaths in addition to those who died at nursing homes — 16 at Cortland Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and 10 at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
  • Tompkins County reported 40 new cases Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,033, reports the state health department. A total of 870,082 people have been tested. Fourteen 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 87 new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 2,742. The state reports 93,345 people have been tested. Twenty people have died, the state reports, including three at The Commons on St. Anthony.


  • 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 100case limit between Dec. 19 and Jan. 1 before moving to onlineonly 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.