Large outbreak of COVID-19 at VMI; 146 active cases


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LEXINGTON, Va. (WRIC) — There is a large outbreak of COVID-19 at the Virginia Military Institute, which is reporting 146 total active positive cases of the virus.

Wednesday, the university reported 145 of these cases are cadets, and one is a staff member. There are now 254 cadets in quarantine.

Just yesterday, VMI had reported 131 positive cases of the virus, 128 of which were cadets — about 7.5 percent of all cadets at the school.

Last week, the interim superintendent closed the campus to help slow the spread of the virus.

CORRECTION 2/11/21: The percentage of cadets who tested positive for the coronavirus was incorrectly reported. The percentage has been updated in this article.

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