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Reported COVID cases lowest since campus reopening

<p>Samford Hall in Auburn, Ala.</p>

Samford Hall in Auburn, Ala.

A total of 32 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Auburn’s campus for the week of Feb. 8–14, the lowest during a week since students returned in early January. Last week, 94 positive results were reported.

The University's COVID-19 Resource Center uploads testing data for the University weekly.

All but one of these cases came was reported at Auburn’s main campus, while one was from the Auburn University Airport. 

Auburn’s sentinel testing program reported only one positive test from a total of 550, leading to a positivity rate of 0.2%. This was a slight decrease in participation from the week prior, where 798 sentinel tests were given.

Dr. Fred Kam, director of the AU Medical Clinic, has said that the University's goal is to test at least 750 people each week through the sentinel testing program.

As of Feb. 15, Auburn University has administered 5,317 first doses of the vaccine, as well as 1,864 second doses. A total of 8,800 doses have been allocated to Auburn University from the Alabama Department of Public Health. 

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