UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State released its preliminary coronavirus testing results for the period of Oct. 9 to 15 on its COVID-19 dashboard today (Oct. 16). The University Park campus received 129 positive on-demand test results and six positive random test results from student testing during the period of Oct. 9 to 15. As of Oct. 15 at University Park, there are 334 active student cases and 3,114 students have completed their isolation period and are no longer active cases.
There are no new employee positive cases from University testing on any campus.
Tests administered later in the week are still pending results, which can take 48 hours or more and will be included in the dashboard update on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
The data for the week of Oct. 2 to 8 has also been updated as additional test results came in and were validated. The dashboard, when updated and posted with new data, is only a snapshot at that one point in time and cannot be considered a final reporting as test results are still pending for the Oct. 9 to 15 time period.
“I’m cautiously pleased to see that the data are showing a continued, steady decline in the number of positive tests among students at University Park,” said Penn State President Eric J. Barron. “Public health officials are hopeful that the numbers are declining as a result of our community embracing preventative measures like masking and social distancing. However, the data may not be reflective of the virus dissipating on campus or in the surrounding community, so we all must continue to take these measures, particularly in light of the growing number of COVID-19 cases across the commonwealth.”
University Park On-Demand Student Testing Positive Results by Week: