December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 2/2

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Cortland County: 14 new cases

Cortland County reported 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Monday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,238.

In all, 61 new cases were confirmed Monday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 11,175 cases since the pandemic began. One new death was reported, bringing the number who have died to 174.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 408 patients, 106 of them confirmed positive. Thirteen people are hospitalized, bringing to 157 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 28 new cases Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 3,015, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,034,902 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 19 new cases Monday and one new death, at a nursing home. Confirmed cases rose to 4,922. The state reports 120,439 people have been tested. Eighty-three people have died, the state reports, including 48 at The Commons on St. Anthony and two at Auburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.


  • SUNY Cortland reported one case Thursday and five people in isolation. It has reported 15 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. 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.

Cayuga County offers testing clinic sites

Cayuga County plans testing clinics this week for people who are not displaying symptoms of COVID-19.

The clinics are:

  • 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Auburn Community Hospital. Enter via the helipad entrance on Lansing Street. This is a drive-through clinic.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Emerson Park Pavilion, 6843 E. Lake Road, Owasco. This is a rapid-response clinic; be prepared to wait for up to 30 minutes for results.
  • 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, also at Emerson Park Pavilion.

The clinics require an appointment, which can be made by going to health. Click on the button titled “COVID-19 Clinics.”