October 26, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 1/20

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Cortland County reports 19 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 19 new confirmed cases of COVID19 on Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,027.

In all, 95 new cases were confirmed Tuesday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 10,116 cases since the pandemic began. One new death was reported, bringing to 151 the number of people who have died.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 930 patients, 234 of them confirmed positive. Fifteen people are hospitalized, bringing to 137 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 67,243 negative test results. The county has reported 20 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 16 new cases Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,657, reports the state Health Department. A total of 945,809 people have been tested. Twenty-three Tompkins residents have died, including 10 at Oak Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, state data show, and three at Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 60 new cases Tuesday and one new death, at a nursing home. Confirmed cases rose to 4,432. The state reports 110,836 people have been tested. Seventy people have died, the state reports, including 44 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. However, a State University of New York tracker added two cases to that number on Dec. 23 and two more Jan. 9, bringing it to 781.
  • Cornell University reported four new cases Friday, three Saturday and one Sunday, bringing it to 430 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 12 cases of its 100-case limit between Jan. 16 and Jan. 29 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 1,552 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.

Tompkins County: No vaccine this week

New York State did not allocate doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Tompkins County Health Department for this week, the department reported Tuesday, although a limited number of doses are being delivered to pharmacies; their booking processes are done directly through the pharmacies.

A reduced supply of vaccine was delivered to the state from the federal government, and the state sent much of that to state-run mass vaccination sites, including those near Binghamton and Syracuse.

The Tompkins County Health Department expects more doses next week.

This limited availability does not impact those who have already registered for their second dose of the vaccine.