13 students, 4 employees test positive for COVID-19


Patrick Murphy

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By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday that 13 additional students and four employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and one student and no employees have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, 35 Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive.

The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 103 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 68 have recovered since the semester began Aug. 23.

Surveillance testing 

NIU administered 1,574 COVID-19 tests during the week of Sept. 7 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 1.02%, with 16 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.