37 cases of COVID-19 reported on campus since Feb. 14

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37 cases of COVID-19 reported on campus since Feb. 14

Bria Foley, a senior pre-med major, hands a package that contains a vial, straw and alcohol wipe to a walk-up test to a walk-up testee at the East Stadium COVID-19 saliva test station on Jan. 19.
Craig Chandler | University Communication
Bria Foley, a senior pre-med major, hands a package that contains a vial, straw and alcohol wipe to a walk-up test to a walk-up testee at the East Stadium COVID-19 saliva test station on Jan. 19.

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln reported 37 positive cases of COVID-19 during the most current seven-day period (Feb. 14-20).

During that same span, 5,467 tests were conducted on students, faculty and staff. The positivity rate during the week was 0.67%.

Tests are conducted through the university’s saliva-based reentry testing program, the TestNebraska facility by the Cather Dining Center (on 17th Street between R and Vine streets), the University Health Center and off-campus medical facilities.

Since university-specific testing began on Aug. 12, 2,580 total cases have been recorded out of 91,301 tests, for a positivity rate of 2.8%.

This report is generated weekly and presented in Nebraska Today every Monday. 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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