November 27, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 3/26

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Cortland County reports 8 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported eight new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 3,988.

In all, 40 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,322 the number of people who have contracted coronavirus since the pandemic began in March 2020.

No new deaths were reported, the number of people who have died from the virus remaining at 204.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 300 patients, 54 of them confirmed positive. Two people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 185 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 93,123 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 20 new cases Thursday. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,777, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,721,042 people have been tested. Forty-eight Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 12 new cases Thursday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,557. The state reports 153,809 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Thursday. Twenty people were in isolation and 30 in quarantine. It has reported 396 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland. Campus testing has shown 277 cases this semester and 49 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 12 cases Tuesday, bringing it to 901 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.16%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College last reported two cases Saturday. The total was 26 cases since Aug. 1 and two in the previous 14 days. The college has tested 3,941 people. Two students were quarantined; two were 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.

70,604 receive COVID vaccine in 3 counties

The state Health Department has reported that 12,833 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 26.8% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 35,864 people have received at least one dose, or 34.9% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 21,907 people with at least one dose, or 28.4% of the population.

Statewide, 5.5 million people have received at least one dose, or 27.5% of the state’s population.

Cayuga County offers no-cost testing clinic

Cayuga County will offer a no-cost coronavirus testing clinic from noon to 6 p.m. April 1 at Emerson Park Pavilion, 6843 E. Lake Road, Owasco.

You must have an appointment for the rapid-result clinic, but Cayuga County residency is not required.

To make an appointment, go to and click on the “COVID-19 Clinics” button.