December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 2/8

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Cortland County: 22 new cases reported

Cortland County reported 22 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,333.

In all, 118 new cases were confirmed Saturday and Sunday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 11,566 cases since the pandemic began. One new death was reported, bringing the number of people who have died to 183.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 477 patients, 116 of them confirmed positive. Ten people are hospitalized, bringing to 160 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 74,809 negative test results. The county has reported 22 deaths in addition to 39 who died at nursing homes — 20 at Cortland Park Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 15 at Crown Park Rehabilitation and Nursing Center and four at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center’s nursing and rehabilitation facility.
  • Tompkins County reported 64 new cases Saturday and Sunday, and one new death. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,201, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,096,549 people have been tested. Thirty-nine 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, three at Groton Community Health Care Center and two at Cayuga Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 32 new cases Saturday and Sunday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,032. The state reports 124,120 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 four new cases on campus Friday and 32 people in isolation. It has reported 55 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 25 cases this semester. It reported 781 cases between Aug. 26 and Jan. 9, college and State University of New York data show.
  • Cornell University reported 16 new cases Thursday, bringing it to 583 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 17 cases of its 100-case limit between Jan. 30 and Feb. 12 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 1,902 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.