October 18, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 1/9/2021

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Cortland County: 67 new cases

Cortland County reported 67 new confirmed cases of COVID- 19 on Friday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,759. The number dead remains 49.

In all, 225 new cases were confirmed Friday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 8,784 cases since the pandemic began; 104 people have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 927 patients, 350 of them confirmed positive. Twenty-seven people are hospitalized, bringing to 119 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 62,869 negative test results. The county has reported 16 deaths in addition to 33 who died at nursing homes — 19 at Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 13 at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and one at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s nursing and rehabilitation facility.

• Tompkins County reported 40 new cases Friday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,318, reports the state Health Department. A total of 897,191 people have been tested. Eighteen 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 118 new cases Friday and one new death, at a nursing home. Confirmed cases rose to 3,707. The state reports 101,501 people have been tested. Thirty-seven people have died, the state reports, including 16 at The Commons on St. Anthony.

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 onlineonly learning. No people were quarantined, but one was isolated on campus for treatment.

• Cornell University reported three new cases Wednesday, bringing it to 393 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 17 cases of its 100-case limit between Jan. 2 and Jan. 15 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 1,534 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.

Cayuga County plans vaccine Phase 1a clinic

The Cayuga County Health Department has received the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and plans a vaccination clinic Monday at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES campus on West Genesee Street Road in Auburn.

The clinic is limited to people eligible for the vaccine the state’s Phase 1a schedule: healthcare personnel, medical first responders, medical examiners, funeral workers and people living in or working in long-term care facilities run by the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities, Office of Mental Health or Office of Addiction Service and support.

To make an appointment, which is required, go to www.cayugacounty.us/health and click the COVID-19 vaccination clinic button.

You will need to bring proof of identity and eligibility: an employee ID card; a letter from an employer or affiliated organization; or a pay stub. Have your New York driver’s license with you.

Potential public exposure

The Tompkins County Health Department reported a potential public exposure to COVID-19:

• AT&T, 748 S .Meadow St. Suite 200, Ithaca — 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 1; 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2.

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.