Central Michigan University linked to more than 200 coronavirus cases

Health officials have confirmed 211 coronavirus cases linked to students returning to Central Michigan University.


An additional 14 cases have been reported as probable. This data include current and former students and those associated with other cases connected to the fall return.
This comes after the Central Michigan District Health Department issued a public health emergency order to limit the size of social gatherings and events to no more than 25 people at outdoor events, effective Aug. 24.


“We have seen a large increase in cases since students returned to the Mt. Pleasant area. Our investigations have shown that the majority of these cases had attended large social gatherings. Restrictions on the size of outdoor gatherings, along with other preventive measures will help us reduce the spread of this virus” said Steve Hall, health officer for the Central Michigan District Health Department, in a release Aug. 24.
CMU reported nine new confirmed cases Tuesday.
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