Officials: 4 members of UArizona community tested positive for coronavirus

Officials with the University of Arizona say as of Wednesday, there have been four positive COVID-19 tests among members of the University of Arizona community.

While officials did not release any identities on those who tested positive, a Tucson-based newspaper has revealed additional details on one of the cases.

According to a report by the Arizona Daily Star, a student who lived in one of the largest dorms at UArizona has tested positive for COVID-19.

That student, who was not identified in the article, was reportedly on the UArizona campus as recently as March 14 to March 18, and was asymptomatic at the time. The student began to feel sick and was tested at home, out of state.

According to the report, the student did not use any common spaces inside the Arizona-Sonora dorm.

This story was reported from Phoenix

Additional Resources

LIVE: Interactive Coronavirus case data and map


Coronavirus (COVID-19) - How it spreads, symptoms, prevention, treatment, FAQ

Arizona COVID-19 Response - Public resources, FAQ, webinars

In order to protect yourself from a possible infection, the CDC recommends: 

Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

Stay home when you are sick.

Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

Related Stories

Coronavirus in Arizona: Latest case numbers

Coronavirus: Symptoms, testing and how to prepare amid growing COVID-19 outbreak 

How coronavirus differs from flu: Symptoms to watch for

On, you'll find extensive coverage about COVID-19, including breaking news from around the country, exclusive interviews with health officials, and informative content from a variety of public health resources.