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COVID-19 outbreak at Brock University grows to 31 cases

A statue of Sir. Issac Brock on the Brock University campus. Image Credit: BROCK UNIVERSITY
Summary

Niagara Region Public Health initially declared the outbreak on Friday


Officials say the outbreak seems to be related to students' social activities over the previous week


The university has moved some in-person classes online until at least April 5


ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – A COVID-19 outbreak at Brock University has now sickened 31 students living on-campus.

The St. Catharines university says the 31 students are in self-isolation, while more students are isolating as testing continues.

Niagara Region Public Health initially declared the outbreak on Friday, when 12 cases were confirmed.

It has said that the outbreak seems to be related to students’ social activities over the previous week.

The university has moved some in-person classes online until at least April 5.

It also says that some on-campus common areas have been temporarily closed.