Three weeks into semester, COVID-19 cases spike

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By Abigail Cloutier

Just three weeks into the semester, Youngstown State University’s number of positive COVID-19 cases have spiked.

For the week of Aug. 29 through Sept. 4, YSU reported 27 positive cases. This included six employees, 19 students living off campus and 2 students living on campus.

Nineteen students, faculty and staff were tested through the voluntary testing program. None of the tests came back positive.

It was the highest number of recorded cases in a single week since Jan. 23.

On Monday, YSU reported 24 cases for the week of Sept. 5-11, including two employees, one student living on campus and 21 students living off campus.

YSU tested 27 students and staff through the voluntary testing program. Of those, two came back positive.

YSU’s COVID-19 dashboard is updated every Monday based on confirmed data from the week before. Students who have tested positive should report their case through the online form.