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University of Waterloo reports first COVID-19 case

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The University of Waterloo in Ontario has reported its first COVID-19 case involving someone connected to the institution.

The school said it was notified about the case by Waterloo Public Health on Monday.

Read more: 5th Wilfrid Laurier University student tests positive for coronavirus

It did not say whether the case involved a student or a staff member.

It said the person was in self-isolation and that Waterloo Public Health would be reaching out to those who had come into close contact.

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The school also introduced a new tracker to show the number of cases that have occurred at each of its four locations.

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The first case was attributed to its largest campus in Waterloo.

The city’s other major post-secondary institution, Wilfrid Laurier University, has reported 10 cases thus far.

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