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Suffolk sees slight decrease in COVID-19 cases

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Sean Buckley

Suffolk University reported a total of 12 new positive COVID-19 tests from Feb. 26 to March 4, all of which were identified at on-campus testing sites, according to the university’s COVID-19 testing data website. 

The 12 new COVID cases brings Suffolk’s total number of cases since residential student’s returned to campus for the Spring semester to 109. 

The university’s total case count includes positive tests which were detected at on-campus testing sites, whereas the Journal’s total includes both on and off-campus positive results. 

All symptomatic individuals are tested at off-campus testing sites, according to the university’s testing data page. 

As of March 4, Suffolk’s seven-day rolling positivity rate was 0.37%. This number remained steady, increasing only 0.003% since The Journal’s last update, when the rolling seven-day positivity rate was 0.367%. The university’s overall positivity rate for the 2020-2021 academic year was 0.372% as of March 4. 

As of March 4, Massachusetts’ seven-day average positive test rate was 1.8%. This number decreased slightly since The Journal’s last update. 

From Feb. 26 to March 4, Suffolk conducted a total of 3,092 COVID-19 tests at their on-campus testing sites. Overall, Suffolk has conducted 63,695 COVID-19 tests on-campus since the start of the school year in August. This total number does not include tests which came back as invalid.

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Grace Dreher, Copy Editor | she/her
Grace is a senior journalism major with a Print/Web concentration from Lanoka Harbor, New Jersey. When she isn’t writing, you can find her exploring Boston or listening to music. Grace is also very passionate about politics and after college she hopes to work as a journalist and travel. Follow Grace on Twitter @egracedreher
Sean Buckley, Graphics Editor | he/him

Sean is the Graphics Editor at The Suffolk Journal. He is a junior at Suffolk University studying Graphic Design. When not designing graphics he is producing music and taking photos. Sean is from Franklin, Massachusetts and is a new addition to the Journal. He hopes to continuously improve his work in the years that he is providing for the Journal.

You can follow him on Instagram @343sean

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