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ALBANY — The state Health Department is investigating a “potential” coronavirus exposure associated with a Catholic Church in Upstate New York.

Catholics who attended mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Ticonderoga in upstate’s Essex County on Sunday, June 21 at 9 A.M might have been exposed, Gov.

Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.

“An initial investigation found that an individual who was present at the service tested positive for COVID-19 following exposure to an individual who contracted the virus in Florida,” the third-term Democrat said in a statement.

“The individual from Essex County is adhering to appropriate self-isolation measures, and there have been no additional known exposures related to this religious service.”

The DOH set aside testing Tuesday afternoon for the people who were in attendance at the Ticonderoga Elementary/Middle School.

“State DOH and the Essex County Health Department are working with officials from St. Mary’s to identify all individuals who attended the service and any subsequent gatherings where they may have been exposed,” Cuomo added.

The state did not provide details regarding how many individuals were potentially exposed but according to the Empire State’s reopening guidance, religious gatherings are limited to 33 percent regular capacity once a region has entered Phase 3 and beyond.

The North Country is currently in Phase 4 of New York’s economic reopening, and would have been in Phase 3 at the time of exposure.

The state’s contact tracing program will also be reaching out to those exposed.

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FIREFIGHTERS free an embarrassed teen after she gets stuck in a baby swing.

Layani Maclean, 14, was trapped for 90 minutes until the crew managed to squeeze her out using washing-up liquid.

5Layani Maclean had to be rescued after she got stuck in a baby swingCredit: SWNS:South West News Service 5The 14-year-old was filming a TikTok video with her palsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service 5The swing was meant for children between six months and four years oldCredit: SWNS:South West News Service

She and friends had been filming each other at a park in Faringdon, Oxfordshire.

The group were filming a TikTok video.

Charlie, a mum-of-four, said: “It was a really bizarre situation to walk into.

“When my neighbour called to tell me I just started laughing, but when I arrived it was clear it was a bit more serious than I initially thought.

“My daughter was really embarrassed when we had to call the firefighters, but when they arrived they were amazing.

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“They did a great job, whilst cracking all the possible swing jokes they could think of.

“This definitely wasn’t the first job they’d been to like that and they assured both me and my daughter that it wouldn’t be their last.

“We’re in the middle of baking them a cake now to say thank you.”

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