USC reports first confirmed case of COVID-19

A student wears a facemask at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California on March 11, 2020, where a number of southern California universities, including USC, have suspended in-person classes due to coronavirus concerns. (

USC has reported its first confirmed case of COVID-19, officials said Sunday.  

The school's chief health officer, Sarah Van Orman, told the USC community in an email that the patient is an undergraduate student who "recently returned from international travel and arrived directly in OrangeCounty."  

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The student has not been on or near USC campuses since, she said.  

The patient is currently in good condition and in self-isolation at home, following guidelines from public health officials, according to the email.

The university is currently contacting those who may have come in contact with the student.

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