December 4, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 2/13

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Cortland County reports 36 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 36 new confirmed cases of COVID- 19 Friday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,459.

In all, 71 new cases were confirmed in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 11,882 cases since the pandemic began. One new death was reported, bringing the number of people who have died from the virus to 190.

• The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 622 patients, 161 of them confirmed positive. Nine people are hospitalized, bringing to 164 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 77,315 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 26 new cases Friday and one new death. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,300, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,155,426 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 29 new cases Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,123. The state reports 127,297 people have been tested. Eighty-six people have died, the state reports, including 48 at The Commons on St. Anthony and two at Auburn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center.

Colleges

• SUNY Cortland reported 23 new cases on campus Friday. Fifty-seven people were in isolation and 45 in quarantine. It has reported 136 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland studentsanywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 84 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 14 new cases Thursday, bringing it to 664 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at 38 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 2,200 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.

Cayuga County offers no-cost testing clinic

OWASCO — Cayuga County will offer a no-cost, rapid result COVID-19 testing clinic for people not showing symptoms of coronavirus on Thursday.

The event, which does not have a residency requirement, will be noon to 6 p.m. at Emerson Park Pavilion at 6843 E. Lake Road, Owasco.

Appointments are required and can be made at www.cayugacounty.us/health. Click on the button “COVID-19 Clinics.”

Cayuga Health closes clinic

ITHACA — Cayuga Health will suspend services temporarily at its Ithaca Urgent Care starting Monday, reassigning staff to Cayuga Medical Center, the health organization announced Friday.

The move does not affect the Cortland Urgent Care center.

Other Cayuga Health clinical services at the organization’s East Campus on Arrowood Drive in Ithaca will remain open, including Surgicare, Imaging, and Cayuga Hematology Oncology