Harvard University President Tests Positive For Coronavirus, Recuperating At Home

The president of Harvard University and his wife have tested positive for the coronavirus.

In a message to the Harvard community, Larry Bacow said he and his wife Adele started experiencing symptoms on Sunday, which included coughs, fevers and muscle aches.

"Neither of us knows how we contracted the virus, but the good news—if there is any to be had—is that far fewer people crossed our paths recently than is usually the case," Bacow wrote. The couple have been working from home and limiting contact with others since March 14.

"This virus can lay anyone low. We all need to be vigilant and keep following guidelines to limit our contact with others," he wrote.

There have been 777 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Massachusetts, as of Monday.


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