YSU’s COVID cases spike

By Abigail Cloutier

Youngstown State University’s COVID-19 cases spiked this week. The university reported 42 cases for the week of Nov. 28 compared to 22 cases the week before. The university hasn’t reported as many cases since Sept. 12.

Of these cases, 41 are students, with three living on campus and the rest living off campus. The remaining case is a campus employee. Last week, YSU announced that elevated levels of COVID-19 were detected in Kilcawley Hall, an on-campus dorm, but no cases were reported.

The week of Nov. 28, YSU tested 80 people through its voluntary tests and two came back positive. 

YSU has reported 419 cases of COVID-19 on campus since Aug. 22. Of those, 368 were students and 51 were employees of the university.