FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University’s COVID cases spiked in the last week, increasing from 4 cases the previous week to 11 cases this week.
The University is reporting 11 new COVID-19 cases in the past 7 days, up from 4 cases last week.
The University administered 896 tests in the past 7 days.
Eleven cases out of 896 tests is a 1.24% positivity rate. The rate was 0.44% last week and 0.24% two weeks ago.
Students returned to classes for the spring semester on January 25.
In the past 30 days, the University has administered 4,226 tests to staff and students, with 20 positive cases in the last 30 days.
The positivity rate for the past month is 0.48%.
In comparison, the City of Framingham’s positivity rate is just over 4%.
The City of Framingham returned to the high-risk category for the spread of the coronavirus today, April 1. The Commonwealth has 55 communities in the high-risk or red category as of the start of April.
The University currently has 8 students in isolation on campus and 7 students in isolation off campus.
The University has one student in quarantine on campus, and 9 students off campus in quarantine.
Massachusetts is in the midst of a major effort to vaccinate all residents against COVID-19.
“While vaccinations are not mandatory, the University strongly urges all members of the FSU community who are eligible to get them as soon as possible, as they are safe, effective, free, and critical to bringing the pandemic to an end,” noted the University.