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SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Here’s what public health officials said on Tuesday, December 22nd

Here are the latest updates from around the Finger Lakes for Tuesday, December 22nd. At this point not all counties have released updates. If you’re looking for the data table that’s published in our COVID-19 dashboard click here or visit

– Cayuga County reported 89 new cases, with six additional residential cases at correctional facilities. It brought the total number of active cases to 549, with 2,952 in mandatory quarantine. There were 29 active hospitalizations, which was a decrease of one. There were 13 total deaths attributed to COVID-19, with no new ones reported on Tuesday.

– Cortland County reported 270 active cases as of Tuesday. There were 21 individuals hospitalized, as well as 25 total deaths. There were 1,150 people being monitored. There were two new deaths reported.

– Monroe County reported 631 new cases of COVID-19. It brought the total number of individuals in isolation there to 4,696. A total of 775 people were in hospitalized, with 4,490 quarantined. There have been a total of 488 deaths to date.

– Ontario County reported 92 new cases, which brought the number of individuals under isolation to 646. There were 825 individuals under quarantine. A total of 25 residents are currently hospitalized, and there were two new deaths bringing the total there to 47.

– Schuyler County reported six new cases. Out of the total 53 active cases, public health officials there say 18 of them are inside long-term care facilities. “As we continue to see community spread we are urging everyone to approach this holiday season safely,” officials added. As of Tuesday there was one active hospitalization and eight total deaths.

– Seneca County reported 20 new cases on Tuesday. There were a total of 179 active cases, which was an increase of three since the day before. There were five fewer residents hospitalized on Tuesday than the day before and six more deaths added to the county’s total. There were nine residents hospitalized and 28 total deaths attributed to COVID-19.

– Steuben County reported 69 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday. “Although not every positive shows symptoms, we see many who have mistaken their symptoms for colds, allergies, sinus infections, or other common ailments. During this time of high spread, it is especially important to recognize symptoms that might be common in wintertime any other year could very likely be COVID this year. If you have any of the recognized COVID symptoms, do not go to work, limit your contact with others and get tested,” officials said in an update. There were 37 active hospitalizations, 132 total deaths, and 576 active cases.

– Wayne County reported 55 new cases, which brings the total number of positive cases to 1,903. There are 445 active cases, with 34 requiring hospitalization and a total of 22 deaths. Both hospitalizations and deaths were flat from the day prior.

– Yates County reported seven new cases on Tuesday. There were three individuals hospitalized, and a total of seven deaths reported to date. There were 192 individuals in quarantined.

Editor’s Note: We’ll update this post throughout the day as other counties in the region release daily information. Stay tuned.

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