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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 02:43 AM

Coronavirus updates: 66 University of Washington frat members test positive for COVID-19

At least 105 students in 15 campus fraternities self-reported they're sick.

Morgan Winsor
Emily Shapiro
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Meredith Deliso
July 2, 2020, 9:11 PM
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A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 520,000 people worldwide.

Over 10.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 2.7 million diagnosed cases and at least 128,684 deaths.

Here's how the news is developing today. All times Eastern. Please refresh this page for updates

9:11 p.m.: 66 UW frat members test positive for COVID-19
At least 66 University of Washington fraternity members have tested positive for COVID-19: 62 house residents and four who don't live in a frat house.

The school's student-led fraternity board, Interfraternity Council, said that at least 105 residents in 15 campus fraternities self-reported they were positive, but the school is still investigating these cases and any possible unreported cases.

"While we were pleased to see most of the houses had previously taken measures to reduce resident capacity by up to 50% this summer in response to COVID-19, those measures are not sufficient without vigilant, daily preventive measures, such as wearing face coverings, physical distancing and hand hygiene," said Dr. Geoffrey Gottlieb, chair of the UW Advisory Committee on Communicable Diseases.


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Fri Jul 3, 2020, 07:02 AM

1. I thought colleges have been closed for months

How’d they manage this?

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