UD students cleared in screening for coronavirus

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Both University of Delaware students being screened by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for suspected cases of the coronavirus have been cleared and have tested negative for the disease.

The students were released from the hospital and are doing well. One student had an illness that was not found to be coronavirus, formally known as COVID-19. The student now recovering at a residence.

To date, three persons in Delaware have tested negative.There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Delaware.

Health officials say that while it is understandable to feel uncertain or anxious during a public health event, everyone needs to not make assumptions about others’ perceived symptoms or link it to their ethnicity.

The virus has caused over 1,500 deaths in China, with France reporting the first death outside of Asia. Public health officials have said the path of the disease remains unpredictable.

Individuals in seven U.S. states have tested positive for COVID-19. The only East Coast state is Massachusetts.

Information, including answers to frequently asked questions, is available at www.udel.edu/coronavirus. The site is updated as new information is received.

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