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Rutgers provides weekly coronavirus testing data

The weekly proportion positivity rate for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has now decreased for three consecutive weeks. – Photo by Pixabay.com

Rutgers released its Weekly University Health Update yesterday with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing results for the week of Feb. 14 to Feb. 20.

Of the 9,087 tests performed, 107 came back positive and 8,945 came back negative, according to the email. Thirty-five tests were inconclusive, according to the University’s Testing Program Dashboard.

Students made up 95 of the positive test results, and 12 employees also tested positive, according to the dashboard.

Rutgers—New Brunswick had 90 positive test results, according to the dashboard. Rutgers—Newark had two positive test results, and Rutgers—Camden had seven.

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

The weekly proportion positivity rate decreased to 1.18 percent, compared to the previous week’s 1.38 percent, according to the dashboard. The proportion positivity rate has now decreased for three consecutive weeks.

Since the start of the University’s testing program in May, 149,434 tests were performed, with a total of 2,121 positive cases, 146,803 negative results and 510 inconclusive tests, according to the dashboard. Overall, 1.42 percent of tests came back positive, while 98.24 percent came back negative.

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