AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University has reached a number of 108 new cases this week bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 1,490 for the University this semester.

Subsequently, Lee County experienced 93 new cases in the past 7 days with 49 deaths in total. This brings the county’s total to 3,622 cases since September 8th.

Dr. Fred Kam of the AU Medical Clinic gave his weekly update saying, "I'm very happy. The positive cases didin't go down because testing went down, it went down because people are adhering to things such as wearing your mask, proper social distancing, sanitizing your hands, and avoiding physical contact."

According to the table below, there is a significant drop from the previous two weeks which had 1,168 total cases. This week the case numbers dropped by 490.

COVID case update for week of Sept 13th

Auburn began random sentinel testing in September to help get a better idea of the positivity rate on campus. On September 6th, the positivity rate was 6.4, but as of September 13th, that rate has dropped to 1.8. This shows a significant drop in the positivity rate on campus.

Auburn Sentinel Testing for the week of Sept 13th.

If you think you have or have come in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please reach out to the University Resource Center. They can be contacted at 334-844-6000 as well as by email at covidresourcecenter@auburn.edu.