December 4, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 1/12

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Cortland County: 25 new cases, 3 new deaths

Cortland County reported 25 new confirmed cases of COVID19 Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,845. The state and county reported three new deaths, two of them at nursing homes.

In all, 97 new cases were confirmed Monday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 9,161 cases total. Five new deaths were reported, bringing to 124 the number of people who have died.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 999 patients, 333 of them confirmed positive. Twenty-nine people are hospitalized, bringing to 127 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 64,027 negative test results. The county has reported 17 deaths in addition to 37 who died at nursing homes — 20 at Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15 at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and two at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s nursing and rehabilitation facility.
  • Tompkins County reported 18 new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,414, reports the state Health Department. A total of 914,537 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 54 new cases Monday and two new deaths, both of them at a nursing home. Confirmed cases rose to 3,902. The state reports 103,929 people have been tested. Fifty-two people have died, the state reports, including 28 at The Commons on St. Anthony.


  • SUNY Cortland has not updated its dashboard since Dec. 18, when it reported seven active 26. It was at 14 cases of its 100case 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 reported 11 new cases Thursday, bringing it to 400 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 26 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 1,546 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.

Kinney to give vaccine to those older than 75

Kinney pharmacies in New York will receive initial doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to administer to people over 75 only, beginning Thursday, the company announced Monday.

By state mandate, pharmacists will be able to administer the vaccine by appointment only. Eligible people must complete a vaccination form and schedule their appointments at

There will be no out-of-pocket costs for the vaccine.

“Since the onset of the pandemic, it has been Kinney’s top priority to be there for our communities to provide the medications, supplies, and care they need,” said Rebecca Bubel, president of Kinney Drugs.