3 additional students test positive for COVID-19, 1 student recovers

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Patrick Murphy | Northern Star

Three additional students test positive for COVID-19.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — NIU announced Wednesday that three additional students and one employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, and one student has recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Wednesday, 28 students and two employees are currently COVID-19 positive.

The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 637 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 607 have recovered.

As of Wednesday at 3 p.m., NIU is at an 8% quarantine and isolation use, the same as Tuesday.

Wednesday’s reported cases included students tested in the university’s gateway testing program for students who moved back to campus.

Students who moved back to campus for the spring semester were required to take a COVID-19 SHIELD Illinois test on the day of their move-in and then immediately quarantined until their results were received. All results are expected to be posted by Thursday.