174 campus-based COVID-19 cases reported from Aug. 20-26

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174 campus-based COVID-19 cases reported from Aug. 20-26

Courtesy of University Communication

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.

Learn more about the university’s ongoing response to COVID-19.

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