UNC-Chapel Hill ‘community members’ test positive for COVID-19, school officials say

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) — Officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill said Saturday that there were “confirmed cases” of COVID-19 within the university “community.”

The news release making the announcement included little information about the COVID-19 cases and did not include the number of people diagnosed.

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Officials did not say if the diagnosed people were showing symptoms or if they had been quarantined or hospitalized.

“The University has taken the necessary precautions working with local health agencies to help reduce the spread,” the short news release said.

UNC-Chapel Hill officials announced Tuesday that a university worker had tested positive for the coronavirus. Officials said at the time the infected employee was self-isolating at home

UNC-Wilmington also announced Saturday that there were two cases of coronavirus there.

“UNC-Chapel Hill understands that this situation is concerning and wants to assure you that a great deal is being done to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community,” the news release said.

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