Auburn University reports significant weekly decrease in new COVID-19 cases

By: | September 16, 2020

Auburn University reported a significant decrease in the number of new cases, from 598 from the week ending Sept. 6 to just 109 the week ending Sept. 13.

That’s the lowest number of cases the university’s main campus has reported since the week prior to the start of the fall semester on Aug. 17. It should be noted that the total reflects only self-reported positives and not the results of every test reported at the Auburn University Medical Clinic or at any other testing site.

Auburn also reported a decrease in positivity rate during Week 2 of its sentinel testing program (voluntary tests of asymptomatic students, faculty and staff), from 6.4% of 621 tests to 1.8% of 329 tests.

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