96 cases of COVID-19 reported on campus since Jan. 28

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96 cases of COVID-19 reported on campus since Jan. 28

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 96 positive cases of COVID-19 during the most current seven-day period (Jan. 28 to Feb. 3).

During that same span, 19,134 tests were conducted on students, faculty and staff. The positivity rate during the week was 0.5%.

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, 2,479 total cases have been recorded out of 66,603 tests, for a positivity rate of 3.7%.

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