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Positive COVID-19 cases at ASU increase after dropping in previous week

Cases among students increased by four while positive cases among faculty and staff increased by three

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Four syringes containing the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are shown in the Desert Financial Arena vaccine site in Tempe on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.


According to the University's weekly update Monday evening, there are 32 known positive COVID-19 cases in the ASU community. This is an increase of seven cases from last week's report of 25 cases.

ASU administered 1,364 tests this week, a decrease of 382 since last week's report of 1,746.

There are 22 known positive cases in the student body, an increase of four compared to last week's 18 cases. The number of known positive cases among faculty and staff is 10, which is an increase of three compared to the last published update of seven cases.

Among the 32 cases, one known case resides on one of the ASU campuses.

Last Wednesday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 6,840 new COVID-19 cases and 413 new deaths.


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Andrea Ramirez

Andrea Ramirez is a reporter for the Community and Culture desk at The State Press.


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