Health officials in Cortland County now say there are ten (10) confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the community.
Fifty-four others are being monitored in quarantine, none of whom are hospitalized.
It took just over a week for the County to reach double-digit positive cases, with the first two reported back on March 21.
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.