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100 Quarantined Amid COVID Cluster At Johnson & Wales University

Snowden Hall on the campus of Johnson & Wales University in Providence is pictured on April 25, 2019. (Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
Snowden Hall on the campus of Johnson & Wales University in Providence is pictured on April 25, 2019. (Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

More than 100 students at Johnson & Wales University have been quarantined after 31 people who attend the school's Providence campus tested positive for COVID-19.

University officials announced the quarantine measures Wednesday evening, adding that the students who tested positive all lived in off-campus housing and are experiencing mild symptoms.

Other COVID-19 clusters have been reported at Providence College and the University of Rhode Island, where students have gathered in groups off-campus.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo on says irresponsible behavior by young people is a leading factor in a recent increase in infections. On Wednesday, state officials reported that another 170 people had tested positive the day before — the highest single-day number since last spring.

Rhode Island's caseload now stands at just under 24,750.

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