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3 confirmed COVID-19 cases involving members of UC Berkeley community, campus reports

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City News Editor

MARCH 22, 2020

As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, the campus learned of two additional confirmed COVID-19, or the coronavirus, cases involving UC Berkeley community members, according to a Berkeley News press release.

The two cases are undergraduate students who both tested positive after returning home from studying abroad in Spain. The press release added that the students are currently in home-isolation outside of Alameda County and are in good condition.

The first UC Berkeley COVID-19 case was reported in the sociology department and involved a graduate student who lives off-campus and self-isolated in their city of residence.

The undergraduate students did not return to campus after returning from Spain. The press release added that there was no exposure to the campus.

“According to public health officials, once testing becomes more widely available locally and in the region we can expect to see a much higher number of positive cases here and elsewhere,” the press release reads. “The coronavirus, and community spread, is very much in our Bay Area communities.”

Thao Nguyen is a deputy news editor. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter at @tnguyen_dc.
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