The University of Nebraska–Lincoln reported 174 positive cases of COVID-19 during the previous week (Aug. 20-26).
During that same span, 16,181 tests were completed on students, faculty and staff. The positivity rate during the week was 1.08%.
Tests are conducted through the university’s saliva-based reentry testing program, the University Health Center and off-campus medical facilities.
Since fall semester re-entry testing began on Aug. 15, 272 total cases have been recorded out of 31,879 tests, for a positivity rate of 0.85%.
This report is generated weekly and will be presented in Nebraska Today every Friday starting Sept. 3 . Data is gathered from the university’s COVID-19 dashboard, which is tracking case and test totals daily. All COVID-19 testing information is provided to the university from the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department.