December 4, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 2/11

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Cortland County reports 29 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 29 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,398.

In all, 66 new cases were confirmed in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 11,719 cases since the pandemic began. Two new deaths were reported, bringing the number of people who have died from the virus to 186.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 457 patients, 134 of them confirmed positive. Ten people are hospitalized, bringing to 162 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 76,524 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 15 new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,247, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,131,224 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 22 new cases Wednesday, and two new deaths. Confirmed cases rose to 5,074. The state reports 125,979 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 new case on campus Wednesday. Fifty-four people were in isolation. It has reported 88 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 48 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 10 new cases Tuesday, bringing it to 646 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 24 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 2,090 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 New York State Health Department.