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Tompkins County reports first COVID-19 death since pandemic began

Officials in Tompkins County say they have reported their first local death connected to COVID-19.

The person who died was admitted to the Cayuga Medical Center on October 6th and died from complications of the virus six days later.

The Tompkins County Health Department has released any other information about the individual.

However, they noted that the person was elderly.

Tompkins had two previous reported deaths connected to the virus, but neither were Tompkins residents.