AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Auburn University has reached a number of 92 new cases on campus this week bringing the total amount of confirmed cases to 1,953 for the University since September 6th.
In addition, Lee County experienced 1,064 new cases in the past 14 days. This brings the county’s total to 14,391 cases. This includes 84 confirmed deaths and 48 probable deaths making the total 132 according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. East Alabama Medical Center also reported 438 hospitalizations with 63 ventilators in use as of last week.
Auburn’s Sentinel Testing program which consists of voluntarily testing asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff conducted 798 tests last week and had a 0.8% positivity rate.
Auburn has received two deliveries of 3,500 which in total accumulates to 7,000 vaccine doses received so far. 5,317 of these vaccine doses have been administered as of January 31, 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 email@example.com.