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UPDATE: UNLV on Friday has announced that a third employee has tested positive for COVID-19.

In an update posted to its website, UNLV said it was notified that the employee tested positive on March 24. 

UNLV says the employee visited the Faculty and Staff Treatment (FAST) Center on March 10 and has not been on campus since that day.

UNLV has dedicated a section on its website to tracking cases on campus: unlv.edu/coronavirus/confirmed-cases

Original story continues below.

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Two UNLV employees tested positive for novel coronavirus, according to a release from the school.

UNLV made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

The first employee tested positive in another state, though UNLV didn't specify which state. The employee is in self-isolation and is receiving care, according to the university.

The employee was last on campus March 10 and said they didn't have contact with anyone on campus at that time. The person primarily worked remotely, according to UNLV.

The second employee tested positive after they traveled out of state for university business in early March, UNLV said. The employee was last on campus March 11 and individuals who came into contact with the employee were notified, the university said.

The employee is self-isolated and receiving care, UNLV said.

Details on the roles of the employees or who they may have come in contact with weren't immediately known.

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