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Rutgers updates coronavirus testing data

Fifty Rutgers students and 11 employees tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7. – Photo by Rutgers.edu

Rutgers released its Weekly University Health Update with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing results from Nov. 1 to Nov. 7. 

During that time period, the University conducted 4,212 tests, 61 of which came back positive and 4,139 of which were negative. Twelve tests were inconclusive, according to the University’s Testing Program Dashboard

Rutgers students accounted for 50 of the positive test results, while employees made up the other 11, according to the dashboard. 

The Rutgers—New Brunswick campus had 42 positive test results, while Rutgers—Camden had six, Rutgers—Newark had five and both Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences campuses in Newark and New Brunswick/Piscataway had four each, according to the dashboard.

This week’s proportion positivity rate rose to 1.45 percent, compared to last week’s rate of 0.61 percent, according to the dashboard.

Since the start of the University’s testing program in May, Rutgers had 480 positive test results, 54,604 negative results and 162 inconclusive results, according to the dashboard. Of the total number of tests conducted, .87 percent were positive and 98.84 percent were negative.


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