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3 students from UW screened for coronavirus

The University of Washington. (Associated Press)

Three students from the University of Washington Seattle campus are being screened for the new coronavirus, according to a release Sunday from the university’s Environmental Health and Safety Department.

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University officials said the school was notified by Seattle-King County Public Health. The students were tested, and two who live on campus are waiting for test results to be returned, officials said. The third student, who lives off-campus, tested negative for the infection.

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The two students are being monitored by health officials and were moved to isolated housing until they are cleared by Public Health.

Officials said testing is a precautionary measure that’s being taken but anticipate more people that are tested will not have the infection.

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None of the students were hospitalized and all are doing well, health officials said.

Only one case of the coronavirus has been confirmed in Washington state and five total cases in the United States.

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