Lafayette College student being evaluated for possible coronavirus

EASTON, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A student at Lafayette College in Northampton County is being evaluated for symptoms related to the coronavirus.

The school's director of health services says the student was admitted to the hospital on Monday as a precaution.

"I made the decision to admit one of our students with very minor symptoms to the hospital for a comprehensive evaluation of a respiratory virus. As part of that evaluation, they will be testing for 2019-nCoV," said the college in a health update.

RELATED: What is coronavirus? What US health officials know about outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China
EMBED More News Videos

ABC News' Dr. Jen Ashton explains what health officials know -- and don't know -- about the deadly outbreak.



The individual is said to be in very good condition and poses a low risk to the campus in Easton.

The viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 28,200 people globally.
Copyright © 2020 WPVI-TV. All Rights Reserved.