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SUNY Fredonia's Covid-19 cases nearly double to 44

SUNY Fredonia's Covid-19 cases nearly double to 44

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SUNY Fredonia has announced a total of 42 active coronavirus cases.

The number of Covid-19 cases at SUNY Fredonia nearly doubled from Wednesday to Thursday. 

Fredonia State announced Thursday morning via its online dashboard that it had 42 active coronavirus cases. It had 22 as of Wednesday.

In Chautauqua County's daily update Wednesday, it announced 32 new cases, 25 of which came from Fredonia State. The county said that there may be reporting discrepancies between its numbers and Fredonia State's numbers due to when each entity receives confirmation of cases. 

According to Fredonia State's dashboard, 90 students are in quarantine.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said colleges and universities that have 100 students or 5% of the population of people on campus test positive for Covid-19 will have to switch to remote-only learning for at least two weeks until the virus gets under control.

According to the Fredonia State website, the college has more than 4,600 students and more than 900 employees, for an estimated 3% campus community figure around 165. 

Fredonia State on Tuesday suspended 13 students for an off-campus party; several attendees at the party subsequently tested positive.

The University at Buffalo reported 46 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday. 

Buffalo State reported 21 cases as of Wednesday.

Read the full story from News Staff Reporter Jay Tokasz

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Long Island native, University at Buffalo graduate, part of the breaking news and criminal justice team for two years. Hired by The News in 1999, I covered high school sports for 15 years before being named deputy sports editor.

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