There was one new cases of COVID-19 reported at Northern Illinois University Wednesday.
The total number of cases to date is 809, although 799 people have fully recovered.
There remain 10 active cases on campus, all but four in students. The school also announced three new recoveries Tuesday.
The school’s quarantine and isolation use remained the same at 1.2%.
During the week beginning March 8, a total of 1,876 COVID-19 tests were administered for surveillance testing. There was one positive test and a positivity rate of 0.10%.
As in the fall, students were required to take a COVID-19 test before being allowed to move in to university housing this spring. NIU will post the results in daily totals as they come in.
According to the school, a 14-day quarantine begins after individuals first show signs of COVID-19 symptoms, not when they receive a positive test for the virus. A case is considered recovered after the 14-day period is over.
Although specific surveillance testing results are reported weekly on Mondays, positive tests found through the program are included in daily statistics.
Daily COVID-19 case data from the DeKalb County Health Department may not reflect daily data from NIU because some students or employees may live outside the county and still test positive for the virus.
Source: The Daily Chronicle