October 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 2/19

Metro Creative Graphics

Cortland County reports 14 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,554.

In all, 37 new cases were confirmed in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 12,074 cases since the pandemic began. One new deaths was reported, the number of people who have died from the virus rising to 194.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 494 patients, 142 of them confirmed positive. Six people are hospitalized, bringing to 170 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 79,345 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 five new cases Thursday, and one new death. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,350, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,226,806 people have been tested. Forty-two 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 18 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,207. The state reports 130,058 people have been tested. Eighty-seven 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 Thursday. Eighty people were in isolation and 62 in quarantine. It has reported 186 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 113 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 one case each Tuesday and Wednesday, bringing it to 676 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It was at nine cases of its 100-case limit between Feb. 13 and Feb. 26 before it would be required to go to remote-only learning.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College reported one case Thursday, the first reported case since Dec. 19. The total was 22 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 2,356 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.

Weather delays Cortland shots

Poor weather has delayed the delivery of COVID-19 vaccine to the Cortland County Health Department this week, the county reports.

The county had planned a vaccine clinic but is prepared to reschedule it following the announcement from the state Department of Health. Anyone who is already scheduled for this week will be notified by phone to be rescheduled.