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University of Miami quarantines hall, sees 141 virus cases

Posted at 3:10 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 15:10:37-04

MIAMI (AP) — Dorm-room parties are being blamed for a coronavirus outbreak at the University of Miami, where some students who tested positive have been relocated into isolation rooms and two entire floors of a residential tower are under quarantine.

University President Julio Frenk says other students have been kicked out of residence halls and suspended for not following public health directives.

The residential hall outbreak was spotted as the university tested thousands of students, faculty and staff during their first week back to campus.

Similar challenges are being addressed at other colleges in Florida, where the coronavirus caseload continues to grow.