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Pandemic claims two dozen lives in matter of days in Cayuga County

Last week proved to be the deadliest so far of the coronavirus pandemic for those in Cayuga County.

Health officials reported a total of 24 virus-related deaths between January 3rd and January 9th. While an overwhelming majority of those who died were at nursing homes, five were at-large members of the public.

Before January 3rd the county had only reported a total of 48 virus-related deaths. In a span of just 7 days, the County reported half as many deaths as it did over the previous nine months.

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