October 24, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 3/11

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Cortland County reports 15 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 15 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,857.

In all, 36 new cases were confirmed in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 12,858 cases since the pandemic began. No new deaths were reported, the number of people who have died from the virus remaining at 199.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 433 patients, 100 of them confirmed positive. Six people are hospitalized, bringing to 178 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 87,195 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 16 new cases Wednesday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,552, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,507,924 people have been tested. Forty-three 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 five new cases Wednesday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,449. The state reports 143,236 people have been tested. Ninety 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. Thirty people were in isolation and 44 in quarantine. It has reported 336 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 224 cases this semester and 61 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 Monday, bringing it to 756 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.08%.
  • 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 3,194 people. No students were quarantined or isolation.

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.

51,022 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Tuesday that 9,591 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 20.1% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 24,283 people have received at least one dose, or 23.6% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 17,148 people with at least one dose, or 22.2% of the population.

Statewide, 3.97 million people have received at least one dose, or 19.9% of the state’s population.