64 New Positive COVID-19 Cases: Radford University Slowing The Rise

2 min read The Radford University COVID-19 Dashboard is reporting 64 new positive cases this past week on campus. For a total of 357 cases.


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By: Dustin Staples | dstaples1@radford.edu

The Radford University COVID-19 Dashboard reported 64 new positive cases this past week on campus. Of the total confirmed positive cases, the university has a total count of 357.

Since last week, Radford’s positive cases increased by 1.12 percent (from 11.14 percent) since Sept. 1, with a total new positive rate of 12.26 percent of the 2,911 tested – all testing has been performed by Radford University Student Health Center, in partnership with PathGroups.

Radford’s positivity increased by 1.12 percent (11.14 percent) since Sept. 1, with a total new positive rate of 12.26 percent.

According to an email sent Tuesday, Sept. 8 by President Hemphill, “This week’s update demonstrates that we have successfully slowed the spread of COVID-19 on our campus with a 67.18 percent decrease in new positive cases when comparing 195 from the prior update to 64 in this new update.”

To continue the testing process, Radford University will host another on-campus surveillance testing site for students and student workers, in partnership with the Virginia Department of Health’s New River Valley District, Friday, Sept. 11, from 11:00 a.m -3:00 p.m., in Young Hall. PathGroups will perform the tests.

Any student interested in getting a test will have to schedule an appointment through an online registration system, according to an email sent out Tuesday, Sept. 8. 

Testing will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone who signs up for online testing is encouraged to arrive at least five minutes before their scheduled time. Radford provides a secure online portal for students to check their test results within a 48-hour time frame.

The University COVID-19 Dashboard is updated weekly to provide the Radford community with campus-based testing information and related data.