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Penn State Adds 31 Coronavirus Cases To COVID-19 Dashboard

Thirty-one more University Park students and employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Friday’s update to Penn State’s “revamped” COVID-19 Dashboard.

The university administered 393 student tests and 110 employee tests between January 20 and 22, resulting in 26 student positives and five employee positives, respectively.

Following the update, Penn State’s total positivity rate for the semester jumped from 3.1% to 3.4%. About 3.7% of tests returned positive results over the last seven days.

Eighteen students are currently in quarantine or isolation at Eastview Terrace. The university’s capacity sits at 400 total spaces.

To date, 116 students have tested positive through Penn State’s pre-arrival testing for the spring semester. The university has administered 5,588 tests, resulting in a 2.1% positivity rate overall.

The dashboard also incorporates figures from student-athlete testing and any tests taken by those who remained on campus over winter break.

Penn State plans on updating the newly unveiled dashboard three times a week throughout the semester on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The university said testing data is added to the dashboard once results are received.

New features on the dashboard include an “All Campuses” button that shows testing statistics for Penn State’s entire network, calculations for positivity rates, and “enhanced” quarantine and isolation data.


Editor’s Note: Following today’s update, Onward State will begin publishing weekly COVID-19 Dashboard summaries. Feel free to check out our site on Friday afternoons for updates on Penn State’s coronavirus testing figures, quarantine and isolation space capacity, and more.

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Matt DiSanto

Matt is a junior majoring in journalism and Onward State's managing editor. He's a huge Philadelphia sports fan, fantasy football aficionado, and washed-up drummer hailing from Collegeville, Pa. The quickest way to his heart is Margherita pizza. He loves Seinfeld, is really into video games, and would wipe the floor with you in Halo. Follow him on Twitter @mattdisanto_ for bad sports takes or email him at [email protected]

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