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Update: Cortland County now has 11 cases of COVID-19; Three have recovered

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UPDATE – 3:30 pm

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases to-date in Cortland County is now eleven (11), none of whom are reported to be connected to each other.

County Health officials are also monitoring 54 others in quarantine but not hospitalized.

Additionally, the health department has received 363 negative test results and there have been no hospitalizations to date.


ORIGINAL STORY – 1 pm

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases confirmed so far in Cortland County remains at ten (10), with three individuals now reported to be fully recovered.

County health officials are still monitoring 56 others in quarantine.

As of yesterday, they’ve also gotten back a total of 333 negative test results from local health care providers.

There have been no coronavirus-related hospitalizations in the county to-date.

The Cortland County Health Department can’t test for COVID-19 itself, which is currently being done through local health care providers.

Anyone experiencing symptoms should call their doctor and coordinate any necessary testing. For those without a doctor:

  • Call Cayuga Health’s Call Center at (607) 319-5708
  • Call Upstate Medical University at (315) 464-3979

If you’re instructed by a medical professional to get tested, follow their instructions for a sample collection and then go directly to your home and DO NOT LEAVE YOUR HOME until you receive results from your provider.

Forecast models developed by the state health department predict the virus to peak in Central New York sometime around May 1.

Click here for more information on the Cortland County Health Department’s website.


The graphics below are part of an extensive report by the ESRI Research & Development Center, showing some statistics and potential impacts for Cortland County regarding COVID. (click here for full report)

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