Campbell University student tests ‘presumptive positive’ for COVID-19, results pending on 2nd student

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. (WNCN) — A Campbell University student has tested “presumptive positive” for COVID-19 (coronavirus), according to a statement from the school.

The case would make the third in Harnett County and 34th overall in North Carolina.

The student, who presented symptoms of the virus at the University Health Center on March 11, was tested last week and asked to remain in self-quarantine. The student has been asked to remain in quarantine pending test confirmation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Two other Campbell students have since presented symptoms and have been tested for COVID-19. One of those students tested negative, according to University officials, and results are pending on the third student.

The name of the student will not be released publicly by Campbell University.

“I want to express my deepest gratitude to our students, our faculty, our staff and all of our campus colleagues for their hard work, their careful response and their patience as we work together through this rapidly evolving COVID-19 coronavirus situation,” President J. Bradley Creed said in a statement to the Campbell community Monday morning. “We will get through this, and we will be stronger because of it.” 

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