Cortland County COVID-19 positive cases are up to 20

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This is a press release from Cortland County Clerk of the Legislature Eric Mulvihill.

The total number of positive COVID-19 cases to-date in Cortland County is now twenty (20). This includes eight (8) current positives and twelve (12) individuals who have recovered.  To date, none of the positive cases that have been reported are connected to each other.  Cortland County Health Professionals are currently monitoring thirty-five (35) individuals. At this time Cortland County is reporting three (3) patients’ hospitalized, total hospitalizations to date is four (4). The Cortland County Health Department has received six-hundred and thirty (630) negative test results from Health Care providers.

The Health Department does not have the ability to test for COVID-19. Testing is ordered through Health Care Providers in the community.  If you are 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, and isolate yourself from your household to the extent possible until you receive results from your provider.  The provider who orders the test will be who contacts you with the result; it could take up to a week or more to get results.

Cortland County residents who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms need to call their doctor, who will coordinate any necessary testing. For people who don’t have a primary-care physician, they can call Upstate Medical University at (315) 464-3979 or Cayuga’s Call Center at (607) 319-5708.

Please continue to practice social distancing, proper cleaning, and hygiene practices, and stay home as much as possible.

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