AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University has reached a number of 12 new cases on campus this week bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 1,997 for the University since September 6th.
In addition, Lee County experienced 425 new cases in the past 14 days. This brings the county’s total to 14,827 cases. This includes 91 confirmed deaths and 56 probable deaths making the total 147 according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. East Alabama Medical Center also reported 258 hospitalizations with 40 ventilators in use as of last week.
Auburn’s Sentinel Testing program which consists of voluntarily testing asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff conducted 567 tests last week and had a 0.2% positivity rate.
Auburn has received a total of 8,800 vaccine doses so far. 5,317 of the first dose of vaccine and 1,864 of the second dose of the vaccine has been administered on campus as of February 15, 2021. Auburn is currently following a phase plan that will be used to distinguish how the vaccine will be administered. The University has entered into Phase 1C which allows individuals who must remain on campus to do their job and are unable to practice physical distancing, adults with high risk medical conditions, individuals who are at the age of 65 or older, and students that are involved in remote or off-campus clinical settings according to the University Resource Center.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.