University at Buffalo announces 43 off-campus students tested positive for COVID-19

UB reports 46 positive cases as of Wednesday
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Posted at 10:16 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-02 21:51:17-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — The University at Buffalo reports 46 positive COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including students and employees.

UB first announced on Tuesday that 22 off-campus students have tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, 43 students living off-campus are positive for the coronavirus.

According to UB, the students are currently in isolation.

"Given the significant disruptions that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused at universities across the country, let me take this opportunity to reiterate what I stressed on the first day of class: Each of us must adhere to UB’s health and safety protocols. To protect our health, and that of our friends, colleagues and neighbors, we must, without exception, follow the guidelines," UB President Satish K. Tripathi said.

UB is tracking current cases since August 21.

Beginning next week, UB will be conducting "surveillance testing" for staff and students.

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