65 COVID-19 cases to date in Volusia Couny public schools

By HENRY FREDERICK / Headline Surfer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- The Volusia County school district has reported six new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday.

These included five students and one staff member at DeLand High, Heritage Middle, McInnis Elementary, Pine Ridge High and Southwestern Middle. 

That makes 65 cases in all - 36 student cases and 29 staff cases districtwide - since school began Aug. 31. 

No further information has been reeleased.

Shyla Pennington, who a teaching assistant in the Volusia County Schools for nearly two decades and most recently at Sugar Mill Elementary in Port Orange, died  week ago on Saturday of COVID-19..

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Jones, who was 51-years-old, worked for EVC ambulance and then its successor, Volusia County Emergency Medical Services for 21-plus years, dating back to May 1999.