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Surveillance Testing Doubles at UGA, Positive Cases Remain Low

Andrew Davis Tucker

In preparation for Thanksgiving break and the end of in-person teaching at the University of Georgia, surveillance testing was doubled. From November 16th to the 22nd, 5045 asymptomatic tests were performed and only 38 of them were positive, or about 0.75 percent.

An additional 59 positive cases were reported from the Health Center and other off-campus testing facilities. Of the 97 total positive cases at UGA last week, 19 of them were among staff and faculty and the remaining 78 cases were among students.

Although the University has moved all classes and exams online after the Thanksgiving Break, UGA will continue to offer free surveillance testing through December 18 at Legion Field, and the University Health Center also will continue to offer testing for students who have symptoms.

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