October 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 1/5

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Cortland County reports 20 new cases

Cortland County reported 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,575. Forty-five people have died, including 30 in nursing homes.

In all, 162 new cases were confirmed Monday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 8,021 cases since the pandemic began. Ninety people have died.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,041 patients, 293 of them confirmed positive. Twenty-six people are hospitalized, bringing to 109 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 60,935 negative test results. The county has reported 15 deaths in addition to those who died at nursing homes — 18 at Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and 12 at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.
  • Tompkins County reported 14 new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,152, reports the state Health Department. A total of 881,244 people have been tested. Fifteen Tompkins residents have died, including nine at Oak Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, state data show, and two at Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 128 new cases Monday and three new deaths. Confirmed cases rose to 3,294. The state reports 97,468 people have been tested. Thirty people have died, the state reports, including 10 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 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.