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The president of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, N.S., is now among those in the university community who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the wake of graduation events on campus and at private locations.

Andy Hakin posted on Facebook on Sunday evening that he and several members of the university’s administration had contracted the novel coronavirus.

The posting says he was notified of his positive status Saturday evening, adding that he and the other members of the administration are fully vaccinated and are experiencing mild symptoms.

The university has been at the centre of an outbreak following the school’s X-ring ceremony on Dec. 3, which attracted more than 2,000 people to the campus.

Provincial officials have confirmed an investigation found the majority of infections were spread during smaller, private gatherings related to activities held on and off the campus between Dec. 2 and Dec. 5.

Nova Scotia reported 240 new cases of COVID-19 over the weekend, with health officials indicating that most cases were related to the outbreak in Antigonish.

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