Covid-19: The number of infected Erasmus students in Porto rises to 145 – News


To Lusa, the communication office of U. Porto said that 19 more positive cases of Erasmus students were detected [de mobilidade académica entre estudantes de todo o mundo], from 82 to 101 the number of infected with covid-19.

The IPP communication office said today that no more positive cases were detected, the 29 cases of SARS-CoV-2 infection already confirmed from the mobility program in this educational establishment remain.

On Tuesday, in response to Lusa, the Portuguese Catholic University (UCP) revealed that 15 positive cases of students from the Erasmus mobility program were detected on its Porto campus and that the contagions “were contracted outside the premises”.

Counting these three institutions, there are 145 infected Erasmus students studying in Porto.

At IPP there are also seven national students with covid-19.

In a statement released on Thursday night, U. Porto clarified that its positive cases are “spread over several faculty and several courses”.

This “reinforces the belief of the health authorities that the infection will have occurred outside the context of classes or other activities within the university,” he added.

The covid-19 pandemic has already caused more than one million and ninety-three thousand deaths and more than 38.5 million cases of infection worldwide, according to a report made by the French agency AFP.

In Portugal, 2,128 people died from 93,294 confirmed cases of infection, according to the most recent bulletin from the Directorate-General for Health.


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