More cases reported at Suffolk than week before

Suffolk University saw a total of 13 new COVID-19 cases from April 2-11, according to the university’s COVID-19 testing data page. 

The 13 cases from the beginning of April brought Suffolk’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 162 since residential students moved back to campus in January in preparation for the Spring semester. 

The total case count on the university’s COVID-19 testing data page includes only positive tests reported from Suffolk’s on-campus testing sites, however, The Journal’s total include positive test results reported from both on and off-campus sites. 

According to Suffolk’s testing data page, all symptomatic individuals are tested at off-campus testing sites. 

As of April 11, Suffolk’s seven-day rolling positivity rate was 0.383%. This rate has increased slightly since The Journal’s last update, when the most-recently reported seven-day rolling positivity rate was 0.326%. As of April 11, the university’s overall positivity rate for the 2020-2021 academic year was 0.368%. 

Massachusetts’ seven-day average positivity rate was 2.2% as of April 11. 

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