University of Georgia student tests positive for COVID-19

The arch at the University of Georgia’s North Campus.
The arch at the University of Georgia’s North Campus.

An undergraduate University of Georgia student has reported to campus health officials testing positive for COVID-19, officials said Thursday.

The unidentified student, who is in the Honors Program, last reported being on campus on March 7, UGA officials said in a message to students and others. The individual has been advised to self-isolate at home and is not in the Athens area, the message says.

A total of 287 Georgians have now tested positive for the new coronavirus, up from 197 cases Wednesday, according to the latest data from the Georgia Department of Public Health. At least 10 Georgians have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus.