ECU identifies six additional COVID-19 clusters

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Officials with East Carolina University have identified additional COVID-19 clusters in five residence halls and one sorority house.

According to university officials there are five positives related to Garret Hall; five positives in Fletcher Hall; six positives in Fleming Hall; seven positives in Tyler Hall; ten positives in Greene Hall; and five positives associated with an organization, Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

This comes after a cluster of positive cases in Clement and Gateway Residence Halls were reported earlier this week.

A “cluster” is defined by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services as five or more cases that are deemed close proximity in location.

“Location” is defined as a single residence hall or dwelling.

The individuals in this cluster have been identified.

The Pitt County Health Department is working closely with ECU to conduct contact tracing.

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