Quarantined Tennessee Tech student tests negative for Coronavirus

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – The Tennessee Tech student in quarantine since earlier this week over possible infection of the Coronavirus has tested negative for the virus, the Tennessee Department of Health announced Friday night.

The university revealed Thursday that a student with mild symptoms, who had recently traveled abroad, was placed in isolation after he met the criteria for a Coronavirus test. 

Students at Tennessee Tech were informed Friday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that the test had come back negative.

“We are so glad to hear this student is on the road to recovery,” Tennessee Tech President Phil Oldham said in a statement released to News 2. “The cooperation and communication with local health providers and leaders was amazing, and I appreciate how Tech’s Health Services personnel were prepared to take the right actions.”

The CDC recommended travelers avoid all nonessential travel to Wuhan City, China, where the Coronavirus was first identified.

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