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Virginia Commonwealth University reports 58 COVID-19 cases

August 23, 2020 GMT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is reporting 58 active cases of coronavirus among students and 12 employee cases.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that’s an increase from earlier this week when VCU reported 25 cases and 11 employees cases.

Thirty-nine residential students currently are in isolation on-campus and 57 residential students currently are in quarantine on campus.

The university reopened on Monday.

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VCU’s reopening plans were formed in coordination with state health officials. It called for all residential students and 2% of nonresidential students to be tested for COVID-19 prior to their return to campus. The plan says VCU also is testing 5% of residential students and 2% of the broader campus community daily to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19.