December 2, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 3/20

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Cortland County reports 10 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported 10 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Friday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,944.

In all, 37 new cases were confirmed in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing them to 13,155 cases since the pandemic began.

No new deaths were reported, the number of people who have died from the virus remaining at 203.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 490 patients, 73 of them confirmed positive. Nobody is hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 180 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 90,901 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 19 new cases Friday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,699, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,636,975 people have been tested. Forty-seven 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 Friday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,512. The state reports 149,831 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 seven new cases Friday. Forty-two people were in isolation and 41 in quarantine. It has reported 388 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 272 cases this semester and 58 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 18 cases Wednesday, bringing it to 840 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.15%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College reported one case Wednesday. The total was 26 cases since Aug. 1. The college has tested 3,674 people. Two students were quarantined; one was 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.

60,961 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department reported Sunday that 11,285 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 23.6% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 29,791 people have received at least one dose, or 29% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 19,885 people with at least one dose, or 25.8% of the population.

Statewide, 4.91 million people have received at least one dose, or 24.6% of the state’s population.

Cayuga County offers no-cost testing clinic

Cayuga County will offer a free COVID-19 testing clinic from noon to 6 p.m. Thursday at Emerson Park Pavilion at 6843 E. Lake Road in Owasco.

The rapid-result clinic is for people who are not displaying symptoms of coronavirus.

An appointment is required, and can be made at and clicking on the “COVID-19 Clinics” button.