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.
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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