At least 39 people at a Rome pontifical university tested positive for the coronavirus, the rector said.
Local health authorities finished testing all 280 residents at the Pontifical Salesian University on 27th April, said the rector, Salesian Fr Mauro Mantovani.
Of those testing positive, 17 people were transferred to other locations for patients showing mild symptoms or on the road to recovery, while the other 22 were isolated in a designated building on campus, he said in a statement.
All 39 people were being monitored by local health care personnel and were in “good condition,” the rector said.
There was no update given on the six people who had been hospitalised for their symptoms.
The university, which has been conducting classes online since 5th March, houses about 280 members of six religious orders.
Picture: Salesian Fr Mauro Mantovani, rector of Rome’s Pontifical Salesian University, is pictured in an undated photo. (CNS photo/courtesy Pontifical Salesian University).