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COVID-19 outbreak at Brock University climbs to 31 cases

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ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — A COVID-19 outbreak at Brock University has now sickened 31 students living on-campus.

The St. Catharines, Ont., university says the 31 students are in self-isolation, while more students are isolating as testing continues.

Niagara Region Public Health initially declared the outbreak on Friday, when 12 cases were confirmed.

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It has said that the outbreak seems to be related to students’ social activities over the previous week.

The university has moved some in-person classes online until at least April 5.

It also says that some on-campus common areas have been temporarily closed.

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