October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 2-1

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Cortland County: 22 new cases

Cortland County reported 22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,224.

In all, 127 new cases were confirmed Saturday and Sunday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 11,114 cases since the pandemic began. Four new deaths were reported, bringing the number who have died to 173.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 395 patients, 168 of them confirmed positive. Eleven people are hospitalized, bringing to 155 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 72,811 negative test results. The county has reported 22 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 43 new cases Saturday and Sunday, and two new deaths, the number of confirmed cases rising to 2,987, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,028,057 people have been tested. Thirty-one Tompkins residents have died, including 10 at Oak Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center, state data show, six at Beechtree Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing and one at Groton Community Health Care Center.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 62 new cases Saturday and Sunday and two new deaths. Confirmed cases rose to 4,903. The state reports 120,078 people have been tested. Eighty-two people have died, the state reports, including 48 at The Commons on St. Anthony and one at Auburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.


  • SUNY Cortland reported one case Thursday and five people in isolation. It resumes surveillance testing of its students, staff and faculty this week. It reported 781 cases between Aug. 26 and Jan. 9, college and State University of New York data show.
  • Cornell University reported 15 new cases Thursday, bringing it to 517 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 42 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 1,763 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.