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Penn State Adds 162 Cases To COVID-19 Dashboard

Penn State reported 162 new COVID-19 cases among University Park students and employees this week, according to the university’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

Between Friday, April 9, and 3 p.m. on Friday, April 16, the university administered 5,668 tests to students and employees — about 600 more than last week.

Over the past week, Penn State’s total positivity rate for the semester (or since December 19) remained steady at 2.8%. About 2.6% of tests administered this week returned positive results.

Fifty-three students are currently isolating at Penn State’s Eastview Terrace complex, while 26 are quarantined there. The university is using about 20% of its 400-room capacity. Last week, 30% of rooms were in use.

Penn State has administered 85,306 COVID-19 tests to University Park students and employees this semester, resulting in 2,375 positives.

Penn State’s COVID-19 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 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.

Walk-up COVID-19 testing is available for students from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Hintz Family Alumni Center and Pegula Ice Arena Monday through Saturday.


Editor’s note: This semester, Onward State is publishing weekly COVID-19 Dashboard summaries. Feel free to check out our site on Friday afternoons for updates on Penn State’s COVID-19 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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