85 students and staff at St Andrews University test positive for COVID

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A total of 85 students and staff linked the University of St Andrews have now tested positive, it has been confirmed.

The figure covers the period from September 1-November 5.

NHS Fife said its health protection team was working closely with the university to prevent further infection.

While there is evidence of a potential link between some cases, this figure also includes some sporadic cases which have resulted from prolonged close contact with positive cases out with the Fife Health Board area.

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Contact tracers from the Test and Protect Team continue to identify and trace the known contacts of the any positive cases so they can be instructed to self-isolate to prevent onward spread of the virus.

NHS Fife said it anyone experiencing the well-established symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately self-isolate and arrange a test

A local online support hub has been created to provide information on testing for COVID-19 and updates on the pandemic.

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