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Six additional COVID-19 instances in Cayuga County, including Port Byron students Local news





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In an update to Friday’s report, the Cayuga County Health Department said there were six additional COVID-19 confirmed cases, including a student from the Port Byron Central School District.

Three men, one woman, one teenager, and one child were tested positive for the virus. Contact tracking investigations are underway on six cases, according to the health ministry.

The Port Byron School District confirmed the positive case in a post on their Facebook page. The district compared the COVID-19-positive period with the New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio’s 56-match-beat record.

“We haven’t been as long as Joe DiMaggio with 56 days, but our performance is still impressive,” the district wrote. This is the first case of COVID-19 in the district.

The district recognized its pod system for reducing the number of students affected by case positives. In the pod system, students remain in the same classroom during the school day.

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After being informed of a positive test result, other students in the compartment were on quarantine and every parent received a call from the school principal and nurse, according to the district. A letter has also been sent to all parents as this is the district’s first COVID-19 case.

Since the quarantines are limited to one group, classes will continue on Monday.


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