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Positive COVID-19 cases decline for sixth week in a row

The total number of positive cases among ASU faculty, staff and students all decreased over the last week

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A mask from an ASU Community of Care kit sits on top of Devil's drop-off saliva testing packets.

The total known positive COVID-19 cases within the ASU community has decreased to 101, according to an update published by the University Monday evening.

Although the number of tests administered by the University has decreased, among the 3,024 administered in the past week, the total number of positive cases has declined to 101. This is decrease of 60 from last week's report of 161 positive cases. In the last update, ASU reported 3,556 tests were administered in the ASU community that week.

Out of the positive cases among the ASU community, 13 are among the faculty and staff. This is a decrease of three from last week's 16 positive cases. Positive cases among the student body continued to decrease to 88 from last week's report of 145, a decrease of 57.

Among the positive student cases, four are known to be isolating on the Phoenix metro ASU campuses. Of the isolated students, one is on the Tempe campus and the other three are located across the Downtown Phoenix, West and Polytechnic campuses.

On Monday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 1,638 new COVID-19 cases and 15 new deaths.

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Luke ChathamCommunity and Culture Reporter

Luke Chatham is a Community & Culture reporter and previous Business and Tech reporter. He also worked in the studio production crew for Cronkite News and is currently a freelance reporter and writer for Arcadia News.

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