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Rutgers releases updated coronavirus testing results

Rutgers—New Brunswick accounted for 62 of the 67 positive coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test results last week.  – Photo by Rutgers.edu

Rutgers released its Weekly University Health Update yesterday with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) test results from Sept. 27 to Oct. 3. 

Out of 2,932 total tests performed, 67 were positive and 2,845 were negative, according to the email. Twenty tests were inconclusive, according to the University’s Testing Program Dashboard

Students accounted for all but one of the positive cases, with the last case being a Rutgers affiliate, according to the dashboard. 

Rutgers—New Brunswick accounted for 62 of the 67 cases, while Rutgers—Newark had three cases and Rutgers—Camden had two, according to the dashboard. No positive results were associated with Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. 

The Daily Targum previously reported Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Salvador B. Mena said the recent increase in positive test results on the New Brunswick campus is largely due to COVID-19 transmission among off-campus students. 

Since the University began its testing program in May, 261 students, 15 employees and 19 affiliates tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of positive cases to 295, according to the dashboard. 

Currently, 98.85 percent of all tests conducted came back negative, while .84 percent were positive.


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