ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Nearly 100 midshipmen were moved to the Graduate Hotel in downtown Annapolis Tuesday in an effort to provide more quarantine/isolation space in the Naval Academy dormitory, officials said.

Naval Academy senior leadership announced the decision to implement increased COVID-19 mitigation measures due to an uptick in positive cases within the Brigade of Midshipmen.

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This is the second wave of midshipmen moving to temporarily be moved to a downtown Annapolis hotel, officials said.

On Monday, the Academy announced that 98 midshipmen would temporarily reside at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Annapolis.

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CBS Baltimore Staff