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April 20 COVID-19 Advisory

20 April, 2020

KAUST cases

The number of positive cases identified on campus remains at 12. Ten of the positive cases have been discharged upon completion of the MOH testing requirements. We keep in touch with all of our cases and monitor their progress when they are off campus, and we wish them well.

My Excellent COVID-19 Adventure

Virginia Unkefer, one of our 12 community members who tested positive for COVID-19, recently recovered. In this personal narrative, Virginia opens her heart to tell about her adventure, including swab tests at KAUST Health, stays at two Jeddah hospitals, and isolation in a Jeddah hotel room. She describes her symptoms and her long journey back to good health and KAUST. Ever wonder what happens to positive cases once detected at KAUST? Read Virginia's account of her COVID-19 adventure here.