3 additional students test positive for COVID-19


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A gloved hand holds a COVID-19 nasal swab test. While the IDPH still recommends that everyone get vaccinated and boosted, the IDPH has begun the use of a COVID-19 treatment drug.

By Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — NIU announced on Tuesday that three students and no employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and three students and two employees have recovered, according to the COVID-19 dashboard.

The dashboards cumulative statistics show that 141 students have tested positive for COVID-19 and 121 have recovered since the semester began on Aug. 23 Surveillance Testing

NIU administered 1,644 COVID tests since the week of Sept. 20 for surveillance testing. The positivity rate was 0.43% with seven positive test results, according to surveillance data Surveillance testing data is updated on the dashboard every Monday or on a Tuesday if the holiday falls on a Monday.