COVID-19 on campus: 17 new cases


The UNI Student Health Center reported 17 new cases of COVID-19 among the campus community over the past week, bringing the campus’ cumulative total to 132 since the semester began.

According to the university’s third week of COVID-19 data reporting, released on Friday, Sept. 11, the Student Health Center conducted a total of 110 COVID-19 tests from Sept. 7-13. This calculates to a 15.45% positivity rate for on-campus testing over the past week.

As compared with the previous week, both the number of positive cases and the positivity rate declined. During the period from Aug. 31-Sept. 6, the Student Health Center had reported 45 positive cases with a 22.96% positivity rate.

Numbers from the Northern Iowan’s last COVID-19 update may not align with these results, however, since the Friday updates only include data as collected through Thursday of that week. Friday numbers are added to the weekly total by noon on the following Monday and are therefore not included in the NI’s weekly analysis.

As of Sept. 10, the DOR reported that there are currently 52 individuals in quarantine and six in isolation.

Since Sept. 7, 11 new positive cases of COVID-19 have been self-reported by students, staff and faculty. This week, the university added a table tracking the daily total of self-reported cases, which breaks down the numbers into student and employee cases. The table indicates that since Sept. 1, only one employee has reported a positive case of COVID-19, while 45
students have done so.

However, these self-reported cases may also be counted in the Student Health Center weekly totals and therefore, the numbers cannot be combined for a grand total.