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UGA Sees Decrease in Number of COVID-19 Cases

Atlanta Journal Constitution

The University of Georgia saw a decrease in reported positive cases of COVID-19 for the third week in a row last week. Only 63 new cases were reported, 100 less than last week.

Asymptomatic surveillance testing was down almost 500 test from the week before, with the daily testing average falling under 300 asymptomatic individuals a day. Just under 1500 tests were performed last week, with only 29 of them being positive, lowering the asymptomatic positivity rate to 1.95%.

“Once again, we are very encouraged by these results,” said Dr. Garth Russo, executive director of the University Health Center and chair of UGA’s Medical Oversight Task Force. “However, I was disappointed to see that participation in our surveillance testing dropped after a record high last week. We can test about 500 individuals a day at Legion Field, yet we averaged only around 300 per day last week. We need strong, sustained participation in our testing program to maintain the progress we are making against this disease.”

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