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Rutgers releases updated weekly coronavirus testing results

From Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, Rutgers performed 3,571 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) tests, with 3,507 negative results and 33 positive results. – Photo by Gov. Tom Wolf via Flickr

Rutgers officials released their Weekly University Health Update yesterday, which includes coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing data from Sept. 13 to Sept. 19.

The University performed 3,571 tests that week, with 3,507 negative results and 33 positive results, according to the email. Thirty-one tests came back as inconclusive, according to the University's Testing Program Dashboard

Of the 33 positive results, 32 were students and one was a Rutgers employee, according to the dashboard. 

Additionally, 29 of the positive cases were associated with Rutgers—New Brunswick, while Rutgers—Newark and Rutgers—Camden had one positive case each, according to the dashboard. Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)—Newark and RBHS—New Brunswick/Piscataway also had one case each.

Since the start of the University’s testing program in May, 118 students, 12 employees and 18 Rutgers affiliates have tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 148 cases, according to the dashboard.

There have been 108 total cases at Rutgers—New Brunswick, while Rutgers—Newark and RBHS—New Brunswick/Piscataway had three cases each. Additionally, Rutgers—Camden and RBHS—Newark had eight cases each.

Currently, 99.15 percent of all COVID-19 test issues came back negative and .51 percent were positive, according to the dashboard.


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