Loyola Confirms 3 More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Total to 17

Courtesy of Loyola University ChicagoLoyola saw 3 new cases this week, bringing its total to 17 this semester, according to Loyola's coronavirus dashboard.

Loyola has seen 17 confirmed cases of coronavirus as of Oct. 6 since beginning testing July 24, according to the university’s dashboard. Of the 17 cases, 12 were reported in September alone.

There have been three new cases since The Phoenix last reported 14 cases Sept. 29. The university has tested 1,717 people so far using both rapid and PCR tests as of Oct 6. The week of Sept. 27 through Oct. 4, 268 people were tested. 

Loyola administered 587 tests in August, more than 15 times the amount of tests administered in July. 

Chicago has seen a steady decline in percentage positivity, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health dashboard. On Aug. 31, the city had a positivity percentage of 5.7, compared to the 4.6 reported Oct. 1. 

The 60660 zip code — which covers Loyola’s Lake Shore Campus and parts of Rogers Park and Edgewater — reported 22 new cases and no deaths Sept. 26 to Oct. 3, according to Chicago’s coronavirus dashboard.

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