5 additional students, 1 employee tests positive for COVID-19

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A littered facemask lays along West Hillcrest Drive in DeKalb.

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DeKALB — NIU announced Wednesday that five 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, 14 students and one employee are currently COVID-19 positive.

The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 158 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 143 have recovered since the semester began Aug. 23.