COVID-19 Data Shows Decline in Positive Cases

< 1 min read Another week of declining positive cases on campus, with only 14 positive cases. This information now brings a total of positive-cases to 538.

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Photo Credit: (Adam Nieścioruk) Street art - graffiti with facial mask on the wall during the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in Warsaw, Poland.

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By Dustin Staples | Dstaples1@radford.edu 

The Radford University COVID-19 Dashboard reports another week of declining positive cases on campus, with only 14 positive cases. This information now brings a total of positive-cases to 538.

This week, the university saw an average of two new daily cases, compared to the average of five new daily cases during the week of Oct. 27.

This week, the university saw an average of two new daily cases.

The dashboard also reports an overall positive percentage rate of 10.52 percent, down 0.42 percentage points from the week of Oct. 27.

As of this week, there was a total of 327 tests performed. Since the start of the semester, 5,115 tests have been administered.

Radford University Student Health Center will provide the on-campus testing process in partnership with PathGroups and Carilion Clinic. 

When Radford hosted a surveillance testing opportunity Friday, Oct. 30, 153 faculty and staff and 54 students were tested. Only one person from this test came back positive. The positive test rate was 0.48 percent.

As of this week, there was a total of 327 tests performed. Since the start of the semester, 5,115 tests have been administered.

According to an email sent out Tuesday, Nov. 3, President Brian O. Hemphill said, “With two weeks of classes remaining followed by finals week, the University has worked collaboratively and diligently throughout the Fall 2020 semester to provide a safe learning, living, and working environment for all Highlanders.”

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