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Rutgers issues weekly coronavirus testing results

During the week of Jan. 17 and Jan. 23, 92 students, 48 employees and two Rutgers affiliates tested positive for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). – Photo by Wikimedia

Rutgers released its Weekly University Health Update yesterday with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing results for the week of Jan. 17 to Jan. 23.

There were a total of 9,426 tests performed, with 142 positive results and 9,252 negative results, according to the email. Thirty-two tests came back as inconclusive, according to University’s Testing Program Dashboard.

Students made up 92 of the positive test results, with 48 employees and two Rutgers affiliates also testing positive, according to the dashboard.

Rutgers—New Brunswick had 81 positive test results, according to the dashboard. Rutgers—Newark had 16 positive test results, and Rutgers—Camden had 12.

Additionally, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)—Newark had 18 positive test results, and RBHS—New Brunswick/Piscataway had 15, according to the dashboard.

The weekly proportion positivity rate increased to 1.51 percent, compared to the previous week’s 1.39 percent, according to the dashboard.

Since the University began its testing program in May, 109,324 tests were performed, according to the dashboard. There have been a total of 1,441 positive cases, 107,539 negative results and 344 inconclusive tests. Overall, 1.32 percent of tests came back positive, while 98.37 percent of tests came back negative.

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