Dashboard reports 31 positive COVID-19 cases, 554 cumulative


Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor

Note: Data is current at the time of publication and is subject to change with further updates.

The university COVID-19 dashboard reported 31 new positive COVID-19 cases and 554 cumulative cases.

The COVID-19 dashboard for the university is updated every Friday with information from the previous week.

All students that test positive for COVID-19 and self-report to the university must isolate. Students that have come in contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 go into quarantine after they have self-reported.

There were 28 students in quarantine this week. Most weeks, more students are in quarantine than have tested positive. This is the case in all but the first week of the school year, this week and last week.

In seven of the weeks counted, more than double the positive cases were in quarantine, and in the week of Oct. 3, more than triple the students were in quarantine.

However, in the past two weeks there were less students in quarantine than tested positive.

The dashboard’s daily case section accumulated 554 positive cases since it began counting on Aug. 24.

Since it’s beginning the count has been climbing;, this week it counted 31 new students and faculty.

Out of the 31 new positive COVID-19 cases, 29 were students and 2 were faculty. This is a sizable decline from the previous week that saw 59 positive COVID-19 cases.

This week had the lowest new cases since the week of Sept. 19, which also counted 31 positive cases.

Since Oct. 27 Vanderburgh County reported 3,808 positive COVID-19 cases and 53 deaths related to COVID-19. The county has administered 38,706 tests since Oct. 27 according to Indiana’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Students, employees or visitors that test positive for the COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone who tested positive, are asked to fill out a self-report form.