Officials: 6 members of Downingtown-based high school cheerleading team test positive for COVID-19

Chester County Health Department officials report an outbreak of COVID-19 within a Downingtown-based high school cheerleading team attendeding a private camp through the school. 

According to officials, six members of the team, all female ranging in age from 15 to 17, tested positive for the virus.  Contact tracing efforts undertaken on the six positive COVID-19 cases have led to exposure risks of up to 60 further individuals at a nearby gymnastics facility, officials said Thursday.

The outbreak occurred when one individual attended cheerleading team practice after unknowingly being exposed to someone outside of cheerleading that tested positive a few days earlier. Contact tracing efforts led to the confirmation of the additional positive cases.  

FOX 29's Chris O'Connell reports the school is not in the Downingtown Area School District.

Chester County Health officials continue to investigate. 


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