Cayuga Health System recently launched a new Coronavirus Tracking Tool that keeps daily tabs and statistical data from the Sampling Center in Ithaca.
Officials will also periodically update demographic numbers as significant changes occur.
“We are very pleased to be able to present this useful data to our local communities in order for our entire community to be able to monitor the ongoing evolution of this pandemic,” said Cayuga Health President/CEO Dr. Martin Stallone.
The most recent data shows a recent uptick in testing which was expected due to Cornell University, Ithaca College and other regional students beginning to return to campus.
Tracking includes regional COVID-19 tests taken at the CH Mass Sampling Center, cases, hospitalizations, deaths, age and gender, along with Cayuga Health hospital capacity, supplies, and future planning as it pertains to COVID-19 and the greater surrounding communities.
Data includes results from the following counties: Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Chemung, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga [NY], Tompkins and Yates.
To-date, Cayuga Health has conducted over 65k tests to-date – and recently, more than 1,600 in a single day.
“Our state-of-the-art laboratory at Cayuga Medical Center and our experienced laboratory professionals and board-certified pathologists offer a level of service comparable to much larger facilities,” added Dr. Stallone. “In addition, our partnership with Rheonix, Inc. has given us the ability to perform rapid testing at our Mass Sampling Center and our Mobile Testing Unit with quick results from our lab.”
The Mass Sampling Center is located in portable structures at The Shops at Ithaca Mall parking lot, 40 Catherwood Road, and is staffed by experienced and knowledgeable Cayuga Health employees.
It is available for pre-scheduled drive through testing from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.