COVID-19 cases on Auburn campus multiply by five times in one week

Published 2:00 pm Monday, August 24, 2020

The number of positive COVID-19 cases on the Auburn University campus has multiplied more than five times in one week, according to data released by the university.

In the week of August 15-21, campus officials reported 208 total positive cases, up from 41 the week before. Out of the positive cases, 203 were students and five were employees. All but one of the cases are at Auburn’s main campus. The other one is a student who tested positive at the AU Airport.

Since Auburn started testing on March 16, it has had 557 cases. 545 of those were at the main campus while 10 were at the airport, one was at Harris Early Learning Center in Birmingham and another was at the pharmacy school in Mobile.

The data does not include results from the re-entry testing program according to Auburn’s website.