October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 1/25

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Cortland County: 24 new cases of virus

Cortland County reported 24 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday and Sunday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,126.

In all, 157 new cases were confirmed Saturday and Sunday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 10,491 cases since the pandemic began. Two new deaths were reported, bringing the number who have died to 159.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 723 patients, 217 of them confirmed positive. Ten people are hospitalized, bringing to 144 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 69,757 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 52 new cases over the weekend, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,831, reports the state Health Department. A total of 976,649 people have been tested. Twenty-five Tompkins residents have died, including 10 at Oak Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, state data show, and four at Beech-tree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 81 new cases Saturday and Sunday, and two new deaths. Confirmed cases rose to 4,689. The state reports 115,380 people have been tested. Seventy-six people have died, the state reports, including 47 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 seven new cases Wednesday and 10 Thursday, bringing it to 459 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 26 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 1,583 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.