Tompkins County, New York-The Tompkins County Health Department’s latest daily COVID-19 test update shows that since the pandemic began in March, the highest positive test results reported in a day, with 30 returning on Thursday The test result was positive.
In the past 7 days, Tompkins County has found 87 positive tests. Tompkins County currently has 101 active cases of the coronavirus, the most since the pandemic began. Ten people were hospitalized, the most since the pandemic began.
The health department’s press release mentioned three specific incidents, which all led to the clustering of coronavirus cases: A series of gatherings related to a family resulted in 1
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After Cornell University returned to school, the previous highest level of positive test results in a single day was 25, which was set in early September. Because of this peak, the health department is now “eliminating all gatherings and all unnecessary travel between families.” In the past 7 days, Cornell University has confirmed 9 positive tests on campus.
Ryan Lombardi, vice president of student and campus life at the school, posted a message to the school community on Thursday evening, saying that the school hopes to conduct other positive tests tomorrow and attribute it to small student gatherings. He found a series of cases in the school’s Greek living community, but did not explain the positive tests that the cluster has produced.
During the most recent peak, small gatherings were the main source of infection, specifically mentioned by Tompkins County Public Health Director Frank Kruppa. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently banned any private gatherings of more than 10 people in New York State as part of a larger list of reforms in response to rising infection rates in New York State, which is still after 10 p.m. Close bars and stadiums, and prohibit restaurants from letting customers dine-after that.
“This is a worrying rise. Before entering the holidays, we need people to pay close attention to guidance and avoid gatherings or travel. This may create more clusters like we are sharing today.” When we see the peak, we ’S community has been able to act cautiously and slow the spread. I ask everyone to act with a new kind of caution and alertness. I know it’s hard and COVID fatigue is increasing, but we do the right thing and ensure each other’s safety It’s too important-wear a mask, keep a distance of 6 feet, and plan and act carefully every time you go out to interact with others. “
To express questions and concerns about the upward trend, officials from the Tompkins County Emergency Operations Center and the County Health Bureau will broadcast live COVID-19 live updates on YouTube at 5 pm on Monday, November 16. Visible on this link. The Cayuga Health sampling site is also extending its business hours this weekend (November 14 (Saturday) from 8 am to 12 pm)