NC coronavirus update August 24: NC State University going all virtual Monday, North Carolina Central University maintains in-person classes as semester begins – WTVD-TV

NC coronavirus update August 24: NC State University going all virtual Monday, North Carolina Central University maintains in-person classes as semester begins – WTVD-TV

RALEIGH — Here are the latest updates about COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in North Carolina.

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6:10 p.m.
NC State has identified three new clusters of COVID-19. Nine positive cases are located in Carroll Residence Hall.

The second cluster is at The Standard Apartment Complex with five cases, all of whom are NC State students.

The third cluster is 27 cases within NC State Athletics, however, not all of the cases are student-athletes.

NC State has temporarily paused all athletic-related activities due to the cluster within the athletics program.

“Based on the information available to us, we are making the necessary and swift decision to pause athletic-related activities until we have additional information,” said Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan. “We will continue to work with all appropriate parties to evaluate the most responsible path moving forward and will provide further details when available.”

5:25
NC State said 222 students and four employees have tested positive from Aug. 10-23. There were 49 new student cases reported Sunday. So far, 51 percent of on campus units are full. As of Aug. 24, 697 are in quarantine/isolation off campus and 86 are in quarantine/isolation on campus.

5:15 p.m.
UNC-Chapel Hill is reporting 835 total reported COVID-19 cases, including 784 students and 51 employees to date.

UNC is reporting 77 new student cases on Saturday and 58 new student cases on Sunday.

For the week of Aug. 17 to Aug. 23, UNC is reporting
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