20 test positive for COVID, 300 quarantined after upstate NY youth dance competition


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UTICA, N.Y. — Twenty children and teenagers tested positive for COVID-19 and 300 students are under quarantine after dance school students with virus symptoms attended a competition in Syracuse.

Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said Tuesday that multiple students from a dance school in the Utica area participated in a competition Saturday despite experiencing symptoms of the illness.

The students later tested positive for COVID-19.

The 20 people connected to the dance school cases who have tested positive range from 6 to 17 years old, and are from several school districts.

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