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Penn State Adds 157 Cases To COVID-19 Dashboard

Penn State reported 157 new COVID-19 cases among University Park students and employees this week, according to the university’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

Between Friday, April 16, and 3 p.m. on Friday, April 23, the university administered 5,252 tests to students and employees — about 400 fewer 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 2.8% of tests administered this week returned positive results, too.

Fifty-four students are currently isolating at Penn State’s Eastview Terrace complex, while 15 are quarantined there. The university is using about 17% of its 400-room capacity. Last week, 20% of rooms were in use.

Penn State has administered 90,558 COVID-19 tests to University Park students and employees this semester, resulting in 2,532 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. Testing at Pegula won’t be available on Saturday, April 24, due to a temporary COVID-19 vaccine clinic operated in the building.


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 proudly served as Onward State’s managing editor for two years until graduating from Penn State in May 2022. Now, he’s off in the real world doing real things. Send him an email ([email protected]) or follow him on Twitter (@mattdisanto_) to stay in touch.

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