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Active COVID-19 cases within ASU community decrease

State-run vaccination sites now allow walk-in appointments

Biodesign COVID Test

A volunteer collects test tubes from people who have completed the ASU Biodesign saliva test on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, outside State Farm Stadium in Glendale. 

The University reported a total of 80 active COVID-19 cases Thursday, a decrease of 18 case since Monday's total of 98 active cases.

Of the cases, 76 are students and four are faculty and staff, according to the update. There are 71 active cases among off-campus students in the metropolitan Phoenix area, with five students in isolation on the Tempe campus. There is no active cases on the Downtown Phoenix, West or Polytechnic campuses.

Since Jan. 1, the University has reported 2,207 cumulative COVID-19 cases out of the more than 89,059 tests administered in that time frame. ASU has had a test positivity rate of roughly 2.5% since Jan. 1.

Students make up 1,869 of those who have tested positive since Jan. 1 and employees account for 338. The total number of cumulative COVID-19 cases since Aug. 1 is 6,715 within the ASU community.

The Arizona Department of Health Services announced Tuesday state run vaccination sites do not require vaccine appointments. 

‚ÄúState-run sites continue to vaccinate many thousands every day, and there is now room for those who simply want to walk in at their convenience," ADHS Director Dr. Cara Christ said in a statement. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also announced on Tuesday fully vaccinated people do not need to wear masks when outdoors. 

The Arizona Department of Health Services reported 881 new cases and 23 new deaths Thursday. The state reported that just over 2.9 million Arizonans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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