COVID-19 Cases Continue to Drop On Campus

< 1 min read According to the Radford University COVID-19 Dashboard, the amount of positive cases continue to decline, with only five new cases reported..

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Photo Credit: (Glen Carrie) Radford only reported five new cases the week of Nov. 9.

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By Dustin Staples | dstaples1@radford.edu

According to the Radford University COVID-19 Dashboardthe number of positive cases continues to decline, with only five new cases reported the week of Nov. 9.

These new cases now bring the total to 543 positive cases for the semester. The overall positive percent rate of 10.34 is down by 0.18 percent from the week of Nov. 2.

Overall, the Radford University Student Health Center and a partnership with PathGroups and Carilion Clinic conducted 135 tests the week of Nov. 9.

The overall positive percent rate of 10.34 is down by 0.18 percent from the week of Nov. 2.

Since the start of the academic year, Radford has tested 5,250 on-campus students, including Radford University Carilion (RUC) tests.

According to an email sent out by President Brian O. Hemphill Tuesday, Nov. 10, ” Although we experienced challenges with our reopening, including the presence of COVID-19 among our student population, we fulfilled our commitment to provide an in-person experience in a healthy and safe environment.”

As a reminder for students, two emails were sent – Oct. 30 and Nov. 9, respectively – about the final COVID-19 surveillance exit testing. This testing will occur Monday, Nov. 16, and Tuesday, Nov. 17, in Young Hall and at RUC from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

These tests will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. Radford students will need to make an appointment through the online registration system.