Wesleyan student test negative for Coronavirus, still awaiting results from CDC on student visiting Yale


NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A Coronavirus scare on two university campuses in Connecticut – A student at Wesleyan University who was tested after showing flu-like symptoms and Yale University where officials wrapped up a conference early for high schoolers from around the world after a student from China also got sick.

On Monday, Wesleyan University confirmed that The Centers for Disease Control found that the Wesleyan student who was being monitored, has tested negative for the Coronavirus and is doing well.

On Wednesday, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker announced that the City Department of Health is still awaiting results from the CDC on a student participating in the Yale Model United Nations program. The Mayor’s office had originally released a statement that the student had tested negative for Coronavirus – however, it was later confirmed that the city is still awaiting results from the CDC.

The four-day Yale Model United Nations Conference on Yale’s campus brings in about 2,000 students from 40 countries. It started Thursday and was supposed to end Sunday, but it wrapped one day early due to a high school student from China who became sick.

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Both students were put in isolation, while they were being monitored for the Coronavirus.

It’s also important to note both schools say they’re working closely with the Connecticut Department of Public Health to track the overall situation around the Coronavirus.

The CDC reported on Monday that 110 persons from 26 states have been under observation for the Coronavirus – 5 have tested positive and 32 have tested negative. The CDC also says a new test for the Coronavirus is being sent to “priority states” so they can do their own testing.

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