Sleepaway camp in New York says 31 campers under age 12 tested positive for Covid-19

Sleepaway camp in New York says 31 campers under age 12 tested positive for Covid-19

(CNN)A co-ed sleepaway camp in New York said that 31 campers between 7 and 11 years old have tested positive for Covid-19 -- but none of their vaccinated 12-and-up campers did. Camp Pontiac, located in Copake, NY, about a two-hour drive from New York City, said in a letter to parents the first positive test result was received on July 16. The virus then spread further. "The initial outbreak was on the girls side but the latest new cases are on the boys side," Jack Mabb, Columbia County Department of Health Director, said in an email to CNN on Thursday. "The bulk of the cases came as a result of testing that was done with symptomatic campers this past weekend." All but a few of the positive cases have been sent home from the camp along with 88 contacts, he said. The few that weren't sent home "live too far away to go home easily," he said. Camp Pontiac has 550 campers on campus; about half are 7 to 11 years old, and half are between 12 and 17, according …
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