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Third COVID-19 case reported in LSU community

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Posted at 3:18 PM, Mar 26, 2020

A third student at LSU has tested positive for COVID-19, the university says.

In a release on Thursday, LSU stated that a member of the LSU community in Baton Rouge informed officials that they have tested positive for coronavirus, the third case of coronavirus at the Baton Rouge campus.

The individual, who is a student, lived in the Greek community on campus and reports that they are recovering and in isolation with their family. Those who are known to have been in close contact with this student have been notified.

"Our thoughts and best wishes are with this student, and our entire community stands together during these difficult circumstances. Please continue to follow federal and state guidelines about staying home, social distancing, hand washing, and avoiding groups of more than 10 people," a statement reads.

Moving forward, any additional positive cases from among the LSU community will be posted to our website:

LSU will continue to reach out to anyone who is known to have been in close contact with someone who tests positive.