Laurier confirms six new COVID-19 cases, total number of cases at eleven

Since Oct. 3, there have been six new confirmed COVID-19 cases among Wilfrid Laurier University students. 

Two of the cases were reported on Oct. 3, three were reported on Oct. 5 and one was reported on Oct 7.

Laurier has confirmed that all six of the students are in quarantine and none of them live in Laurier residence halls. 

“Laurier is taking direction from public health and will take further actions and provide further updates as necessary,” the statement from Oct. 7 read.

In September, five students tested positive for COVID-19, which now brings the total case count for Laurier to 11. 

The school has stated that they will publicly report cases in employees and students when confirmed cases have been reported to them, and they have received information that indicates that the positive case may have been on campus while infectious. 

Laurier is tracking the number of COVID-19 cases among students via an online tally system

Updates to come.

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