UCLA’s complete variety of confirmed novel coronavirus cases among students and staff stands at 14, the college introduced Saturday, a determine that’s twice the earlier month’s variety of cases.

For all of March, the college had counted seven confirmed cases. That quantity doubled within the final 4 days.

“The elevated availability of testing for COVID-19 will reveal extra cases in our campus and native communities,” the college mentioned in a press release posted on its web site.

The brand new cases included students in off-campus housing not owned by the college, the assertion mentioned. Just one staffer confirmed optimistic for the virus appeared to have been engaged on campus within the final week, in accordance with the assertion.

Others uncovered to the staffers and students confirmed to have the virus “can be notified in the event that they should be remoted or examined,” the UCLA assertion mentioned.

COVID-19 cases have been on a precipitous rise in California, throughout the nation and the globe, as most individuals stay in quarantine, self-isolation or lockdown to strive and gradual the unfold of the virus.