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Arizona State reports 480 COVID-19 cases among students, staff

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PHOENIX – Arizona State University reported Friday 480 COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff as the school looks to provide continuous updates about case totals.

The University reported 452 positive cases among students. Of those cases, 205 are in isolation on the Tempe campus while the rest are off campus in the metro Phoenix area.

There are 28 cases among faculty and staff.

The update said approximately 37,149 students and employees have been tested since Aug. 1.

The announcement comes after an announcement by President Michael Crow Tuesday to provide regular updates about the university’s COVID-19 management strategy after previously refraining from disclosing testing information. In that update, ASU reported 161 positive cases in the community.

The university has implemented additional mitigation measures like requiring face coverings in all buildings and contact tracing. ASU has also partnered with Mayo Clinic to build a health app for students and faculty to submit daily health checks.

On Saturday, Arizona health officials reported 629 new coronavirus cases and 29 deaths, bringing the state’s documented totals to 201,287 infections and 5,0007 fatalities.

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