Loyola has reported eight new COVID-19 cases at the university during the week of Oct. 14, bringing the total confirmed cases to 26.
The university has tested 2,390 people since July, and the positivity rate is just over 1 percent as of Oct. 20, according to Loyola’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The tests and positive cases reported by Loyola are limited to data collected from testing locations at the university and exclude any self-reported cases, The Phoenix previously reported.
Along with confirmed cases, the positivity rate is also on the rise at the university. During the week of Oct. 14 the positivity rate was at .89 percent. One week later, the positivity rate is 1.09 percent.
COVID-19 cases in Chicago are also on the rise. The city reported a 5.8 percent positivity rate as of Oct. 20, up from the prior week’s 4.3 percent, according to Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The city is also reporting an average of 561 confirmed cases daily as of Oct. 20, a nearly 200 increase per day from the prior week’s 374 average daily cases, according to the dashboard.