Coronavirus Update, January 19, 2021

The Tompkins County Health Department is reporting another potential public exposure to COVID-19. This time, the positive case was detected in a person who rode TCAT bus number 32 on Friday, January 15th. 

The individual boarded the TCAT bus around 1:50 pm at Gaslight Village Apartments and left the bus at Seneca Street Station at 2:18 pm.  They then rode the 32 bus from Green Street at 8 pm and disembarked at 8:30 pm at Gaslight Village. That individual who tested positive is now in isolation. 

The health department recommends that anyone who may have been exposed to the virus at the bus route 32 at these times to: Enter precautionary quarantine and get tested at one of the Cayuga Health Sampling Sites. If the test is negative, the Health Department asks that continue to monitor for symptoms a full 14 days from the most recent exposure date. If you become symptomatic, get tested again.

The number of hospitalizations in Tompkins due to complications from the virus are at 21 as of yesterday.  According to the Tompkins County health department, as of the time of our 6 p.m. broadcast there are 261 active cases of COVID-19. Yesterday there were an additional 18 positive cases and 30 people released from quarantine.

In Schuyler County, today there were 36 new cases of COVID-19 reported, and  58 active cases remain, according to their Health Department. 13 people are now hospitalized due to the virus.