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UNC-Chapel Hill reports new COVID-19 cluster at Cobb residence hall

According to state health officials, a coronavirus cluster is five or more cases within a designated area.
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People remove belongings on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The UNC system announced Tuesday that it would be instructing students to return to their permanent address unless granted an exception to remain in university housing due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Editor's note: The video in this story is from August 2020, as students move out of dorms.

UNC-Chapel Hill announced Thursday it’s identified another cluster of COVID-19 cases.

The university said it identified the cluster at Cobb residence hall.

According to state health officials, a coronavirus cluster is five or more cases within a designated area.

The university said those in the cluster are in isolation and receiving medical monitoring. They’re also contacting anyone who could have been exposed.

Just days ago, the university announced a cluster at its Koury residence hall.

Last week, the university also identified four other COVID-19 clusters.

The university identified four clusters just last week.

The university also said it contacted the Orange County Health Department.

Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches or a cough, should immediately contact their medical provider, Campus Health (919-966-2281) or the University Employee Occupational Health Clinic (919-966-9119).

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