46 Boston College undergraduates tested positive for COVID-19, 68 in quarantine


There are now 46 Boston College undergraduates who have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to the college’s COVID testing dashboard.

The 46 positive diagnoses were confirmed this week and are based on 1,228 tests administered to students. There are 68 undergraduates in segregation, with 28 in segregation and 40 at home.

Additionally, the college reports that 15 students have recovered from COVID illness.

In response to the outbreak, the college closed its swimming and diving program for at least two weeks, reports the Boston Globe. At least 13 members of the female and male dive team have tested positive for the virus, according to the Globe.

In a statement, the college said that in addition to symptomatic and asymptomatic testing, it will test all students who were close contacts of those infected, according to WHDH-TV.

“In addition to our symptomatic and asymptomatic tests, Boston College tests all students identified as close contacts of individuals who test positive for COVID-19,” the college said, the TV station reports. “These students are immediately quarantined for 14 years. days, and those who test positive are placed in isolation. “

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