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Cluster of COVID-19 cases reported at UNC dormitory

UNC has confirmed 504 COVID-19 cases since closing classrooms
Posted at 3:17 PM, Aug 21, 2021

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Some students at University of North Carolina dormitory have been placed in isolation after officials identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases.

The university said Saturday that a cluster of at least five cases has been identified at Avery Residence Hall.

The announcement comes a day after university officials said that unvaccinated students will now have to be tested twice weekly.

The initial requirement was once a week. Earlier this month, university officials announced a cluster of cases connected to an event at the school of pharmacy.

The university says 87 percent of students report that they have been vaccinated.