Loyola reported 17 new COVID-19 cases at the university since Oct. 20, according to the university’s coronavirus dashboard.
The university has tested 2,810 people since July and the positivity rate is 1.53 percent as of Oct. 27, according to the dashboard.
Loyola’s coronavirus dashboard only includes the tests and positive cases from data collected by testing locations at the university, The Phoenix previously reported. The dashboard excludes any self-reported cases.
This is the largest increase in cases the university’s seen in one week since testing began.
COVID-19 cases in Chicago are on the rise as well. The city reported a 7.4 percent positivity rate, up from the previous week’s 5.8 percent, according to Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard.
As a result of the increased cases across the state, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has implemented increased restrictions in Chicago and suburban Cook County including closing indoor dining at bars and restaurants and limiting large gatherings, The Phoenix reported.