November 30, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 3/5

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Cortland County reports 20 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 20 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,768.

In all, 45 new cases were confirmed Thursday in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 12,663 cases since the pandemic began. No new deaths were reported, the number of people who have died from the virus remaining 197.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 414 patients, 128 of them confirmed positive. Eight people are hospitalized, bringing to 177 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 85,024 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 17 new cases Thursday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,489, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,424,253 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 eight new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,406. The state reports 139,332 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 seven new cases on campus Thursday. Forty-eight people were in isolation and 69 in quarantine. It has reported 309 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 208 cases this semester and 95 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 six cases Tuesday, bringing it to 717 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.06%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported two cases Feb. 25. It has reported two cases in the past 14 days. The total was 24 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 2,937 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.