Loyola’s had a total of ten confirmed COVID-19 cases since testing began in early July, according to the university’s coronavirus dashboard.
This means the university has seen two new confirmed cases since Sept. 15 when The Phoenix reported there were eight confirmed cases. The university has tested 1,177 people so far using both rapid and PCR tests, the dashboard showed as of Sept. 22. The current test positivity rate is 0.85 percent.
The dashboard shows the daily numbers of university-provided tests, positive cases and a case positivity rate, The Phoenix reported.
Students who are tested at Loyola’s “satellite clinics” receive results from the rapid tests in about fifteen minutes. If the rapid test shows a negative result, the Wellness Center sends a PCR test — which is more sensitive when it comes to detecting the virus — to another lab in order to confirm the result, The Phoenix reported.
The 60660 zip code — which covers Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus and parts of Rogers Park and Edgewater — reported 18 new cases the week of Sept. 5 through Sept. 12, according to Chicago’s coronavirus dashboard.