December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 1/26

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13 new virus cases in Cortland County; 1 new death reported

Cortland County reported 13 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,139. One new death was reported.

In all, 48 new cases were confirmed Monday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 10,694 cases since the pandemic began. One new death was reported, bringing the number who have died to 160.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 646 patients, 205 of them confirmed positive. Twelve people are hospitalized, bringing to 147 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 69,999 negative test results. The county has reported 21 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 14 new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,845, reports the state Health Department. A total of 981,360 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 Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 21 new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 4,710. The state reports 115,757 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 10 new cases Thursday, bringing it to 459 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 22 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.

Free testing clinic

The Cayuga County Health Department and Auburn Community Hospital will have a COVID-19 testing clinic Wednesday for people not experiencing symptoms.

This clinic will be 10 a.m. to noon at Auburn Community Hospital. Enter via the helipad entrance on Lansing Street.

Appointments are required and can be made by going to and clicking on the button “COVID-19 Clinics.”