Record high 24 positive cases detected on campus the week of Sept. 20 to 24

As the number of individuals getting tested on campus rises, the number of positive COVID-19 cases is rising as well.

Nia Lillard, Staff Writer

Last week, Morgan State University detected 24 positive COVID-19 cases on campus, an all-time high this semester.

The increase in cases marks 40 positive cases detected on campus since the start of in-person instruction.

Prior to the week of Sept. 20 to 24, Morgan was averaging four positive cases a week, but now the average has increased to eight.

24 positive cases were detected on campus the week of Sept. 20-24 (Courtesy of Anita Hawkins)

According to the weekly testing data provided by Anita Hawkins, associate dean in the School of Public Health and Policy, 1,173 total tests were administered.

The university’s COVID-19 testing system continues to reach a record high of tests administered each week. A new all-time high of 956 students and 217 faculty members were tested on Sept. 20 and 23.

Out of 1,173 tests, 10 students and 14 university employees tested positive.

On-campus COVID-19 testing is available to all individuals on campus. It is required for all unvaccinated students and staff with vaccine exemptions to get tested twice weekly.

Testing is available on Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. in the University Student Center. To schedule a COVID-19 test, visit the University health portal.