CCU reports over 25 new COVID-19 cases among students

Protecting Yourself from Coronavirus (May 2020)

CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – Coastal Carolina University reported additional COVID-19 cases on campus Friday morning.

From Sept. 17 through Sept. 23, the school said 27 more students tested positive for COVID-19. But in that same timeframe, CCU reported no additional cases among staff.

CCU now reports 292 cumulative positive cases on campus from June 8 to Sept. 23.

As defined by the university, cumulative positive cases are the “combined totals of all University symptomatic testing results, regular surveillance testing results of student-athletes per NCAA guidelines, and positive test results reported by students and employees.”

As of Sept. 23, 39 students are in isolation (1% of the residential population), while 72 students (1.9% of the residential population) are in quarantine, CCU said.

The latest data shows a dip in confirmed COVID-19 cases on campus, as CCU reported 79 students and three staff members tested positive for the virus from Sept. 10 to Sept. 16.

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