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First on-Campus UCLA Student Coronavirus Case

University officials say student has been isolating since May 20

By Sam Catanzaro

UCLA officials have announced the first confirmed case the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among on-campus students.

According to UCLA, currently, 33 people among the UCLA campus community have been confirmed by medical professionals to have COVID-19 and have reported their diagnoses to UCLA.

“Consistent with the protocols for infectious disease response, anyone identified within our campus community as being at risk of exposure from these individuals will be notified if they need to be isolated or tested,” the University said in a news release.

Among those who tested positive is one student living in on-campus housing. According to UCLA, they have not sharing any common areas with others, and has been self-isolating since May 20.

Other recent reported cases at UCLA include a staff member who has not worked on campus since May 22 and a student who lives in off-campus, university-owned housing and has not been on campus since May 15.

“The increased availability of testing for COVID-19 will reveal more cases in our campus and local communities,” UCLA said.

Among Westwood residents there have been 67 confirmed cases of COVD-19 and five deaths as of Thursday.

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