5 students, 2 employees test positive for COVID-19


Patrick Murphy | Northern Star

A mask is taped to NIU’s Olive Goyle statue next to Altgeld Hall June 3.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday that five additional students and two employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and no students or employees have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, 10 Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive.

The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 10 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and none have recovered since the semester began Aug. 23.

As of Monday at 3 p.m., NIU is at a 6.7% quarantine and isolation use.

Surveillance testing 

NIU administered 299 COVID-19 tests during the week of Aug. 16 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 0.3%, with one 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.