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ECU COVID-19 Cases Triple In One Week


The number of COVID-19 cases at East Carolina University in Greenville tripled last week.  The university began tracking confirmed cases of coronavirus on July 5.  From July 5 through August 1st, an average of 11.5 students and employees tested positive each week.  However, the university said there were 30 cases the week of August 2nd through the 8th, just before classes began.  Students accounted for 28 of the cases and two were employees.  Since July 1st, ECU has required face covering when in public places and face-to-face meetings, including classrooms, labs, and buses.

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.