October 20, 2021

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Guthrie closing COVID testing site Aug. 4

Guthrie Cortland Medical Center will close its drive-thru COVID testing site, effective Aug. 4, the health group announced Tuesday.

Testing has been available at Guthrie Cortland Medical Center since April 2020. The decision to close is based on a steep decline in need, it announced in a release.

Pre-op surgical patients, residents exhibiting symptoms, or people who need testing for travel or return to work or school can contact their primary care or specialty providers to evaluate options. Residents can also schedule an appointment with, or stop by Guthrie Cortland Walk-In Care at 4077 West Road in Cortland.

Cortland Walk-In Care is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call the Guthrie COVID line at 607-299-7676.

Patients may be subject to copay or co-insurance costs.

Cortland County reports 2 new COVID cases

Cortland County reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 4,614.

Another 10 cases were confirmed Monday in Tompkins and Cayuga counties. The number of people who have contracted the virus increased to 15,371 across Cortland, Tompkins and Cayuga counties since the pandemic began in March 2020. No new deaths were reported, the number of people who have died from the virus remained 209.

  • The Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 27 patients, 10 of them confirmed positive. No one was hospitalized. Since the pandemic began, 221 people have been hospitalized. The Cortland County Health Department has received 130,614 negative test results. The county has reported 65 deaths.
  • Tompkins County reported three new cases Tuesday. The number of confirmed cases remained 4,396, reports the state Health Department. A total of 2,403,690 people have been tested. Fifty-two Tompkins residents have died.
  • In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported seven new cases Tuesday. Confirmed cases rose to 6,403. The state reports 208,565 people have been tested. Ninety-two people have died, the state reports.

23,933 get vaccinated in Cortland County

The state Health Department has reported that 23,933 Cortland County residents have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, or 50% of the county’s total population and 58.5% of its people over 18. A total of 47.4% of the county has been fully vaccinated.

In Tompkins County, 70,715 people have received at least one dose, or 68.8% of the population and 76.4% of people over 18; 65.3% are fully vaccinated. In Cayuga County, 39,488 residents have received at least one dose, or 51.2% of the total population and 60.2% of people over 18; 48.1% are fully vaccinated.

Statewide, 12.01 million people have received at least one dose, or 62.4% of the state’s population and 74.7% of its people over 18; 56.6% of the total population is fully vaccinated, as is 68.1% of its people over 18.