Penn State news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

More

Penn State Adds 127 Cases To COVID-19 Dashboard

Penn State reported 127 new COVID-19 cases among University Park students and employees this week, according to the university’s COVID-19 Dashboard.

Between Friday, April 23, and 3 p.m. on Friday, April 30, the university administered 4,298 tests to students and employees — about 1,000 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 2.6% of tests administered this week returned positive results.

Forty-six students are currently isolating at Penn State’s Eastview Terrace complex, while 18 are quarantined there. The university is using about 16% of its 400-room capacity. Last week, 17% of rooms were in use.

Penn State has administered 94,856 COVID-19 tests to University Park students and employees this semester, resulting in 2,659 positives.

The university’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.

Penn State will stop spring semester random surveillance testing on Friday, April 30. It’ll update its dashboard with new data on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the summer starting Monday, May 10.


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.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

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.

Three Nittany Lion Wrestling Club Members Secure Spots On U.S. Olympic Team

Penn State has three affiliated wrestlers heading to the 2024 Paris Games along side a fourth wrester who will battle for representation in May.

No. 8 Penn State Men’s Volleyball Defeats No. 15 George Mason 3-1 To Win Back-To-Back EIVA Championships

The Nittany Lions won back-to-back EIVA Championships and clinched a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

Penn State History Lesson: Penn State Wrestling Olympians

How do Nittany Lions stack up in the Olympics against international competition in one of the most high-profile events in sports?

Follow on Another Platform
113kFollowers
164kFollowers
59.6kFollowers
4,570Subscribers