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Rutgers provides weekly coronavirus testing update

The weekly proportion positive rate for the week of Feb. 7 to Feb. 13 has now fallen for two consecutive weeks. – Photo by Pixabay

Rutgers released its Weekly University Health Update yesterday with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing results for the week of Feb. 7 to Feb. 13.

Of the 10,560 tests performed, 146 came back positive, and 10,378 were negative, according to the email. Thirty-six tests came back inconclusive, according to the University’s Testing Program Dashboard.

Students made up 122 of the positive test results, with 23 employees and one Rutgers affiliate also testing positive, according to the dashboard.

Rutgers—New Brunswick had 118 positive test results, according to the dashboard. Rutgers—Newark had seven positive test results, and Rutgers—Camden had four.

Additionally, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)—Newark had seven positive test results, while RBHS—New Brunswick/Piscataway had 10, according to the dashboard.

The weekly proportion positivity rate decreased to 1.38 percent, compared to the previous week’s 1.61 percent, according to the dashboard. The proportion positivity rate has now decreased for two consecutive weeks.

Since the start of the University’s testing program in May, 140,323 tests were performed, with a total of 2,013 positive cases, 137,837 negative results and 473 inconclusive tests, according to the dashboard. Overall, 1.43 percent of tests came back positive, while 98.23 percent came back negative.

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