December 8, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 1/13/2021

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Cortland County: 22 new cases, 1 new death

Cortland County reported 22 new confirmed cases of COVID- 19 Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 2,867. The state and county reported one new death, at a nursing home.

In all, 94 new cases were confirmed Tuesday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 9,255 cases since the pandemic began. Five new deaths were reported, bringing to 129 the number of people who have died.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 1,011 patients, 327 of them confirmed positive. Twenty-five people are hospitalized, bringing to 128 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 64,334 negative test results. The county has reported 17 deaths in addition to 38 who died at nursing homes — 20 at Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15 at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and three at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s nursing and rehabilitation facility.

• Tompkins County reported 10 new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,424, reports the state Health Department. A total of 917,727people 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 62 new cases Tuesday and four new deaths, all at a nursing home. Confirmed cases rose to 3,964. The state reports 104,573 people have been tested. Fifty-six people have died, the state reports, including 32 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 online-only learning. No people were quarantined, but one was isolated on campus for treatment.

• Cornell University reported one new case Friday, eight Saturday and two Sunday, bringing it to 411 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 33 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.

Cayuga County vaccine clinics today, Thursday

The Cayuga County Health Department has scheduled two vaccination clinics for today and Thursday at the Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES campus on West Genesee Street Road, Auburn.

• Today’s clinic is for publicfacing employees.

• Thursday’s clinic is for people 75 and older.

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.

Public-facing employees include: first responders and support staff for first-responding agencies; public safety communicators; other sworn and civilian officers, corrections officer; school or school district staff and contractors; licensed or registered childcare providers; public transit employees; public-facing grocery store workers; in-person college instructors, homeless shelter residents and staff.

Vaccine clinics full in Tompkins County this week

The Tompkins County Health Department reported Tuesday that all available vaccination appointments have been filled this week.

The department suggested patience for people in Phase 1a or 1b, who may have to wait, particularly has Phase 1b has been expanded to include anyone over 65, rather than 75.

More than 2,100 vaccines have been administered so far, with another 1,800 expected this week.

People can watch for updates, and register when the vaccine becomes available, at the Tompkins County Health Department website.