Daily data now available for tests taken at Mass Sampling Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: John Turner, Vice President, Public Relations
August 17, 2020 Ithaca, NY – Cayuga Health has launched a Coronavirus Tracking Tool on the Cayuga Health System website that includes statistical data which is updated daily providing official numbers as they are released by the Cayuga Health Sampling Center in Ithaca, NY. Officials will also periodically update demographic numbers as significant changes occur.
Tracking includes regional COVID-19 tests taken at the CH Mass Sampling Center, cases, hospitalizations, deaths, age and gender, along with Cayuga Health hospital capacity, supplies, and future planning as it pertains to COVID-19 and the greater surrounding communities. The Sampling Center data includes results from the following counties: Broome, Cayuga, Cortland, Chemung, Onondaga, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tioga [NY], Tompkins and Yates.
“We are very pleased to be able to present this useful data to our local communities in order for our entire community to be able to monitor the ongoing evolution of this pandemic,” states Dr. Martin Stallone, President & CEO of Cayuga Health.
The more recent data does show a recent uptick in testing which was expected due to Cornell University, Ithaca College and other regional students returning to Universities and College campuses.
“Our state-of-the-art laboratory at Cayuga Medical Center and our experienced laboratory professionals and board-certified pathologists offer a level of service comparable to much larger facilities,” adds Stallone. “In addition, our partnership with Rheonix, Inc. has given us the ability to perform rapid testing at our Mass Sampling Center and our Mobile Testing Unit with quick results from our lab.”
The Cayuga Health Coronavirus Tracking data can be found at cayugahealthsystem.org/coviddata Cayuga Health is encouraging anyone to share this link on their websites as a quick reference tool during the pandemic. Cayuga Health has conducted over 65,000 tests to-date and recently performed 1,625 tests in a single day.
The Mass Sampling Center is located in portable structures at The Shops at Ithaca Mall parking lot, 40 Catherwood Road, and is staffed by experienced and knowledgeable Cayuga Health employees. It is available for pre-scheduled drive through testing from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.
About Cayuga Health
Cayuga Health (CH) has two hospitals, Cayuga Medical Center and Schuyler Hospital, as well as a multi-specialty group, Cayuga Medical Associates. Combined employment, including affiliated organizations, is over 2,200 employees. CH is clinically linked to Mayo Medical Laboratories, Rochester Regional Health for cardiac services, Roswell Park for cancer services, and the University of Rochester for neurosciences.