A University of Louisiana at Lafayette student has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, the first confirmed case of the virus at the university.UL President Joseph Savoie confirmed the news in an email to students, faculty and staff on Wednesday. The news came as the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Louisiana and Acadiana continue to rise. There were 1,795 reported positive cases, including 20 in Lafayette Parish, and 65 deaths statewide as of noon Wednesday, according to the Louisiana Department of Health. The student was not a resident on UL’s campus this semester and is not currently housed on campus. The student did not exhibit symptoms while classes were still in session and administrators believe the likelihood of the individual transmitting the virus on campus is low, the statement said. Success! An email has been sent with a link to confirm list signup. Error! There was an error processing your request. Public health officials notified students, staff members and faculty who may have been in direct contact with the student and they are encouraged to self-isolate per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance and monitor their health for the next 14 days, the statement said. Louisiana coronavirus cases… Read full this story
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