Auburn University's reentry testing through GuideSafe saw an overall positivity rate of 4%, according to an email sent to students and employees.
The University released final numbers from the weeks of testing on Thursday. There were 859 positive results out of the 21,315 students tested.
According to the University's email, the "vast majority" of the students who tested positive were either asymptomatic or experienced mild symptoms.
"These numbers show we had a low positivity rate among students as they returned to campus," said Dr. Fred Kam, Auburn University Medical Clinic director. "Through continued mitigation efforts and everyone's help in being proactive we aim to keep these numbers low."
In the week since these tests were administered, an additional 203 Auburn students have tested positive. Those 203 positives came out of 901 tests administered, which equates to a 24% positivity rate.
As of now, there have not been any reported hospitalizations of Auburn students since the start of the semester.
"We will closely monitor the number of positive cases in a proactive way that helps guide University policy with the health and well-being of the Auburn community always the top priority," Kam said.
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