FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University reported 9 new positive cases in the last 7 days.
Last week, the University reported 11 new cases. That means 20 new cases in the last 2 weeks.
The University administered 911 tests in the past 7 days.
Nine cases out of 911 tests is a 0.99% positivity rate.
In the past 30 days, the University has administered 4,372 tests to staff and students, with 27 positive cases in the last 30 days.
The University had only reported 18 cases before the last 30 days.
The University has reported 45 cases this semester, 27 in the last month.
The positivity rate for the past month is 0.63%. That is up from last week.
In comparison, the City of Framingham’s positivity rate is just over 4%.
The University currently has 7 students in isolation on campus and 4 students in isolation off campus.
The University has 4 students in quarantine on campus, and 19 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.
Starting April 19, anyone age 16 and older are eligible for the vaccine in Massachusetts.