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15 Duke community members test positive for COVID-19 in Durham

At least 15 members of the Duke community have been tested presumptively positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus. 

They were on an overseas Duke trip where four members of the group became infected. Those four have had to remain in the overseas country until they recover. The rest of the group returned to Durham for self-quarantining and monitoring in their off-campus homes. 

"We understand that the individuals who tested positive are in good health," Vice President for Administration Kyle Cavanaugh wrote in the email to the Duke community. "Durham County Public Health and Duke Health will work to test all other individuals who traveled with this group."

Durham Public Health officials are investigating if any of the individuals who tested positive had any contact with others in Durham.

On Friday, Duke reported that three members of the Duke community who were on that overseas trip got infected with COVID-19. An email from Dean of Fuqua Bill Boulding to the Fuqua community explained that they were students in the school of business.

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