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Duke reports 12 new positive tests for students, 10 for faculty and staff out of more than 5,000 total

Out of 5,028 COVID-19 tests administered last week among faculty, staff and students, 22 people at Duke tested positive.

Duke’s testing tracker was updated for Aug. 15 - Aug. 21, showing two positive cases out of 2,279 students who participated in surveillance testing. There were also 10 positives among 2,218 entry tests for incoming graduate and professional students, arriving to campus after the undergraduates due to the later start of graduate classes.

The 12 students who tested positive are all in isolation, and another 67 students were placed in a precautionary quarantine due to potential exposure.

Faculty were also tested, with zero positive cases among the 401 selected for surveillance testing. There were 10 positive cases among the 130 people who were already exhibiting COVID-19-like symptoms or who were in close contact with someone who tested positive.

Since Aug. 2, the University has administered 11,398 tests and reported a total of 37 cases among faculty, staff and students.

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