COVID-19 update

By Sydney Stalnecker

Youngstown State University’s campus has been bustling with students, faculty and staff during the first two weeks of the semester. However, the number of reported COVID-19 cases has increased overall.

YSU reported 237 cases of COVID-19 during the first two weeks, 23 cases more than the 214 reported over winter break.

Of the 237 cases, 170 were students living off campus, 35 were students on campus and 32 were employees.

However, only 79 of the 237 cases were reported during the second week of the semester. This shows a 50% decrease in cases from the 158 cases reported in the first week.

Through YSU’s asymptomatic voluntary testing program, 97 people were tested during the first two weeks.  Only 7 people tested positive, resulting in a 7% positivity rate.

Stay safe, Penguins!