New York Times: More Than 6,300 Coronavirus Cases Linked to U.S. Colleges

by Katie Sloan

New York City — The New York Times has published a survey that asserts at least 6,300 cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) have been tied to 270 colleges over the course of the pandemic. The survey included every public four-year college in the country, as well as every private institution that competes in Division I sports or is a member of an elite group of research universities. The survey and accompanying write up shed light on what college life may look like this fall.

Charted outbreaks include an emergence of COVID-19 cases at the University of Washington’s sorority and fraternity housing, where 137 residents were infected, and at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis, where eight administrative workers tested positive for the virus. 

Cases of the virus were also seen in a science building at Western Carolina University, on the football team of Clemson University and among employees at the University of Denver.

Research by The Times found that at least 14 coronavirus-related deaths have occurred at colleges. For a further breakdown of the survey’s results and to search by school for reported cases, click here.

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