COVID-19 on campus: case count, positivity rate show little change


Gabi Cummings

This graphic depicts the rate and number of COVID-19 cases on campus as well as other statistics regarding the ongoing pandemic.


The prevalence of COVID-19 on the UNI campus, as detected by  Student Health Center testing, remained fairly constant last week, according to data released Friday, April 16 at noon.

The 55 tests conducted from April 12-18 through the Student Health Center resulted in seven positive cases, for a 12.73% campus positivity rate, as compared to ten cases and a 11.63% positivity rate recorded during the week of April 5-11.

The positivity rate may change slightly today when the Student Health Center updates last week’s data to include any tests conducted on Friday. Since the end-of-week updates only include data collected through Thursday, 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.

The university also reported seven self-reported student cases of COVID-19 from March 29-April 4, with one from an employee. 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.

See page 1 for more pandemic-related coverage about UNI’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics last week. The university cancelled one planned clinic due to the pause on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, but three others using the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine were held.