Iowa State University announced it has 130 reported cases of Covid-19 on campus after the school's first week of class, a statement from the university said.
The university said it tested 957 students, faculty and staff on campus between Aug. 17 and Aug. 23 to arrive at the 130 positive cases, giving the school a positivity rate of 13.6%. These results also include the athletic department, the statement noted.
The positivity rate is a sharp rise from the rest of the month when the school said its testing showed a rate of 8.8%, the statement explained.
“We are monitoring the data closely to quickly identify and address trends,” Kristen Obbink, the school's Covid-19 public health coordinator, said in the statement.
“We also have adequate isolation and quarantine housing available," she added.
Some context: Iowa State has been operating under a hybrid instruction model with 44% of its fall courses having an "in-person component," while just more than a third of its courses are fully virtual, an earlier statement from the school explained.
Iowa state, located in Ames, has more than 30,000 students and 6,000 full time faculty and staff, according to its website.