No new COVID-19 cases, one less hospitalization in Cayuga County
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No new COVID-19 cases, one less hospitalization in Cayuga County

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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020 file photo, a technician prepares COVID-19 coronavirus patient samples for testing at a laboratory in New York's Long Island. Wide scale testing is a critical part of tracking and containing infectious diseases. But the U.S. effort has been plagued by a series of missteps, including accuracy problems with the test kits the CDC sent to other labs and bureaucratic hurdles that slowed the entrance of large, private sector labs. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

The Cayuga County Health Department reported that one of the county residents who had been hospitalized last week with the coronavirus has been discharged as of Sunday afternoon.

The department's daily situational update on COVID-19 said there have been no new confirmed cases, with 172 additional test results received since Saturday afternoon. The number of county residents with active coronavirus cases remained at 12, unchanged from the day before. People in mandatory quarantine, required for residents who have had contact with a person who has tested positive, dropped by two to 43.

Current COVID-19 hospitalizations among Cayuga County residents is now at two. Prior to Sunday, the county had reported three current hospitalizations each day since Wednesday.

Through Sunday, the county has reported 79 coronavirus cases, with 66 people having recovered. One person has died from the virus in Cayuga County.

Total test results received by the health department through 4:30 p.m. Sunday stood at 3,049, with 115 results pending. Data comes from tests performed by the health department, physicians, health care facilities and licensed clinical laboratories.

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In neighboring Onondaga County, officials reported 47 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, bringing the year-to-date total to 1,883. There are currently 779 active cases, with 79 people hospitalized, including 17 in critical condition.

Among other neighboring counties to Cayuga, only Cortland County has posted an update as of 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Cortland is reporting 43 total and four active cases.

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