Dashboard reports 38 new positive cases since housing opened


Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor

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

COVID-19 data for the first week of online classes show 38 new positive cases since campus housing opened on Jan. 8.

The university’s COVID-19 dashboard was updated today with data up to Jan. 23, 2020.

The new data shows 38 university students and employees tested positive for COVID-19. Jan. 15 had the highest cases in one day in this time with five new cases.

In the newest week, there were 18 new cases. These cases included 16 students and two employees from Jan. 17 to Jan. 23.

The week prior there were 15 new cases, an increase of three in a week for the new data.

Sixteen new university students and faculty were in quarantine with the new data. Of these, 8 were on campus and 8 were off campus.

Vanderburgh County has experienced an average decrease in new cases per day since Jan. 9. The moving average on Jan. 9 was 206 cases. That moving average gradually dropped to 101 cases on Jan. 28.

The probable death rate from COVID-19 has stayed between an average of 1 and 3 per day since the beginning of October. Vanderburgh County reported 3 new probable deaths from Jan. 17 to Jan. 26 according to Indiana’s COVID-19 Data Report.

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.