CAMPUS CLUSTER: Duke University in North Carolina Sees 97 Vaccinated Students and 14 Staff Test Positive for Covid in a Week!

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DUKE University in North Carolina has seen 97 vaccinated college students and 14 staffers test positive for Covid-19 in just one week

by Danielle Cinone,

Officials revealed the dozens of cases were identified on Duke University’s campus, according to reports.

A large portion of the people who tested positive for covid was vaccinated, WRAL reported.

But only one percent of the approximate 10,000 tests administered on school grounds were revealed to be positive.

Included in that small percentage of positive cases, 97 were vaccinated students and 14 were staffers.

WRAL reports that all Duke students and visitors are required to get vaccinated against Covid and continue to use face masks when indoors.

Last week, two new coronavirus clusters were identified at the university involving 29 medical students and seven members of the women’s field hockey team.

Duke is one of approximately 740 campuses across the nation that made Covid vaccinations mandatory, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Duke’s Vice President for Public Affairs, Michael Schoenfeld, revealed the rise in Covid cases stemmed from a handful of indoor events that took place in Durham.