ST. BONAVENTURE, NY — The university added four new coronavirus cases to its case count tracker Thursday morning. SBU has confirmed 21 COVID-19 cases since Aug. 1. 

According to SBU’s New York State COVID-19 Report Card, two of the individuals who received positive test results were tested as part of the university’s randomized COVID-19 testing program on Wednesday. The other two individuals did not receive tests on campus, and it is unclear if they are off-campus students or university employees. 

Additionally, 18 of the university’s 52 quarantine spaces are occupied, and two students are isolated on campus, while two are isolated off campus. 

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The state tracker explains that an individual in quarantine is a "person without symptoms currently under quarantine (on or off campus) due to 1) being designated as a close or proximate contact to someone known to have COVID-19; OR 2) has traveled internationally from a CDC level 2 or 3 COVID-19 related travel health notice country; OR 3) has traveled from a state impacted by the NYS Travel Advisory. ” 

Isolation is defined as “a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, a person who is suspected of having COVID-19 and awaiting test results, or a person who is ill with signs and symptoms consistent with COVID-19 disease with no alternative diagnosis.” 

SBU’s new COVID-19 cases come as COVID-19 continues to surge at a steady pace in Cattaraugus County. The county health department has confirmed 106 new COVID-19 cases in the last 10 days, including a single-day high 29 on Tuesday and 17 new cases on Wednesday. The active caseload is 104; 331 residents have recovered from the virus, and 18 residents have died from complications of the virus.

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