17 New Positive Cases: ‘No Broader Risk to the Campus or the Community’

< 1 min read The Radford University reports 17 positive COVID-19 cases on campus this past week, which brings the total to 430 positive cases.

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By Dustin Staples | dstaples1@radford.edu

The latest update from the Radford University COVID-19 Dashboard reports 17 new positive cases on campus this past week, which brings the total to 430 positive cases.

The percent positive rate is slowly dropping off, with 9.96 percent this week, down from 9.98 the week of Oct. 6, with 179 total tests conducted, totaling 4,319 tests administered on campus since the fall semester began, according to the dashboard.

Radford University reports 17 new positive cases on campus this past week

According to an email sent out Oct. 13 by President Brian O. Hemphill, “The slight increase in positive cases has been attributed to a limited number of small pop-up clusters that have not been linked to any specific activities and/or events. Public health officials have confirmed that there is no broader risk to the campus or the community.”

The tests have been performed by Radford University Student Health Center, in partnership with PathGroups and Carilion Clinic on campus and at Radford University Carilion.

The University COVID-19 Dashboard is updated every Tuesday to provide the Radford University community with campus-based testing information and related data. It shows cumulative data, including move-in and on-going testing.