Two more Cortland County residents died yesterday (November 28) from the COVID-19 virus, making a total of four to-date.
The latest: A woman in her 90’s and another in her 50’s.
County health officials say they won’t release any more details out of respect for the families.
“There are no adequate words to express the level of sadness this week has brought to these families and we send them our heartfelt sympathies,” said Interim Public Health Director, Lisa Perfetti. “Each member of our community has a part to play in reducing the spread and protecting our families, friends and neighbors.”
As of yesterday, there are 175 active cases including eight people in the hospital. Another 900 individuals are being monitored.
County health officials urge their communities to continue following all health protocols.
These include wearing masks, washing hands frequently and keeping a safe social distance with those outside the household. Always stay home when feeling ill.
Contact tracers report that many of the new cases are from spread among family/friends, co-workers, and people who have recently traveled.