Loyola reported one new COVID-19 case during the week of Oct. 6, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The new case brings the total to 18 cases reported by Loyola since it started testing July 24.
The number of cases reported by the university come from tests performed on campus. Cases self-reported by students who got tested by a third party aren’t counted, The Phoenix reported.
The university has administered just over 2,000 tests since July, and the positivity rate is currently .89 percent. The city of Chicago as a whole currently has a 4.4 percent test positivity rate, which is on the rise, according to the city’s website.
During the week of Oct. 6, the city reported 10,243 cases, an increase from the prior week’s 9,164 reported cases, according to Chicago’s COVID-19 dashboard.