Six more COVID-19 cases in Kayagu County including Port Byron student | local news




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In an update to its Friday report, the Cayuga County Health Department says there are six more confirmed COVID-19 cases, including one student, in the Port Byron Central School District.

Three men, a woman, a teenager and a child tested positive for the virus. According to the Department of Health, contact tracing investigations are underway for six cases.

The Port Byron School District confirmed the positive case in a post on its Facebook page. The district compared its time to the famous 56-game hitting streak of New York Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio without a positive COVID-19 case.

“We didn’t do as long as Joe DiMaggio with 56 days, but our streak was still very impressive,” the district wrote. This is the first COVID-19 case of the district.

The district credited its pod system for how many students were affected by the positives. In the pod system, students stay in the same class during school days.

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After being notified of the positive test result, other students in the pod are quarantining and each parent received a call from the school principal and nurse, according to the district. A letter was also sent to each parent as it was the first COVID-19 case in the district.

Because quarantine is limited to one pod, classes will resume on Monday.

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