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More than 2 dozen cases of COVID-19 reported among Stanford students

STANFORD, Calif. (KRON) — Stanford reports more than two dozen cases of COVID-19 among college students.

Six of the cases came from one student house.

In the past two months, Stanford has seen an average of less than 13 positive COVID cases among students, but after conducting 14,000 tests in the past week, that number has doubled.

According to Stanford University, 26 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Nov. 8, the most in one week since mid-September. Eight employees and teachers have also tested positive in the past week.

The school says six of those students live in on-campus housing. According to students KRON4 spoke to on Tuesday, most were in a row house along Mayfield Avenue.

Leslie Alone, who lives here, says she hasn’t worried about covid so far this year, but the spike in cases is worrying.

“Lately it’s been more of a concern because I’m so close to people who have tested positive, but we actually tested like every day and we got quick tests. No one with a quick test came back positive, so I’m feeling pretty good now,” Leslie said.

The university said in a statement to KRON4 that the “students who tested positive have been isolated and those at high risk of exposure have been quarantined.”

They also say that “the university will continue to require surveillance testing for all members of the campus community and follow all safety protocols.”

The university says the 7-day positivity rate here on campus, basically how quickly COVID is spreading, remains below Santa Clara County and the national average.