5 more students, 2 employees test positive for COVID-19


Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — NIU announced Tuesday that five additional students and two employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and five students and one employee have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Tuesday, 49 students and 10 employees are currently COVID-19 positive.

The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 499 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 440 have recovered.

As of Tuesday at 3:00 p.m., NIU is at 11.0%  quarantine and isolation use, this is a 3% decrease from Friday.

Surveillance testing 

NIU administered 506 COVID-19 tests during the week of Nov. 9 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 2.4%, with 12 recorded positive results, according to surveillance testing data.

Surveillance testing data is updated on the dashboard website every Monday, or on a Tuesday if a holiday falls on a Monday.