October 23, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 4/12

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Cortland County: 14 new virus cases

Cortland County reported 14 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 Saturday and Sunday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 4,132.

In all, 55 cases were reported in Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties, bringing to 13,898 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 205.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 224 patients, 56 of them confirmed positive. Three people are hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 188 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 100,950 negative test results. The county has reported 62 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported 17 new cases over the weekend. The number of confirmed cases rose to 3,980, reports the state Health Department. A total of 1,955,212 people have been tested. Forty-nine Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported 24 new cases Saturday. Confirmed cases rose to 5,769. The state reports 165,499 people have been tested. Ninety people have died, the state reports.

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.


  • SUNY Cortland reported no new cases Friday. Twelve people were in isolation and 13 in quarantine. It has reported 428 cases since Jan. 16, but that includes positive cases of all SUNY Cortland students anywhere, not necessarily those in Cortland.
    Campus testing has shown 290 cases this semester and nine 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 two cases Wednesday, but none Thursday, bringing it to 1,038 confirmed cases since Aug. 15 — 17 new cases since April 2. Its two-week rolling positivity rate was 0.08%.
  • Tompkins Cortland Community College reported its latest case April 1. The total was 28 cases since Aug. 1 and one in the previous 14 days.
    The college has tested 4,516 people. Information on how many students were isolated and how many quarantined was unavailable.

93,639 get vaccine

The state Health Department has reported that 17,298 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 36.2% of the county’s population.

In Tompkins County, 52,389 people have received at least one dose, or 51% of the population. Cayuga County has seen 28,028 people with at least one dose, or 36.3% of the population.

Statewide, 7.47 million people have received at least one dose, or 37.4% of the state’s population.