October 22, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 3/4

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Cortland County reports 11 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 11 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,748.

In all, 34 new cases were confirmed Wednesday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 12,618 cases since the pandemic began. One new death was reported, the number of people who have died from the virus rising to 197.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 408 patients, 119 of them confirmed positive. Nine people are hospitalized, bringing to 177 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 84,608 negative test results. The county has reported 23 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 11 new cases Wenesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,472, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,412,733 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 12 new cases Wednesday and one new death. Confirmed cases rose to 5,398. The state reports 138,614 people have been tested. Eighty-nine 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 two new cases on campus Wednesday. Fifty-six people were in isolation and 59 in quarantine. It has reported 301 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 201 cases this semester and 91 in the past 14 days. It reported 781 cases between Aug. 26 and Jan. 9, college and State University of New York data show.
  • Cornell University reported four cases Monday, bringing it to 711 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.05%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported two cases Thursday. It has reported three cases in the past 14 days. The total was 24 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 2,771 people. No students 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.

Tompkins adds to list of those vaccine-eligible

Tompkins County announced Wednesday it has added public-facing hotel workers and homebound people to its list of people who can use the county’s vaccine registry to sign up for a vaccine appointment.

By signing up for the registry, participants would be notified when appointments are available.

Individuals who are homebound will be vaccinated in their homes. The Tompkins County Health Department would communicate directly with the person.

Tompkins County residents can sign up for the registry online at tinyurl.com/47rha9uw.

The health departments suggests people who sign up for the registry check their email, including junk mail folder, regularly, as well as their phone for messages confirming appointment availability. Emails containing appointment links come from swift911@tompkins-co.org.