The University of Georgia released its weekly Covid-19 report today showing that cases have declined “more than 70% over the course of a week.”
The university reported a total of 421 positive tests between Sept. 7 to 13.
“Of those, 404 were students, 16 were staff, and one was a faculty member,” according to the report.
On Wednesday, the school also announced that there will be no on-campus voting in the fall.
“These data give us some cautious optimism that cases might have plateaued on our campus,” said Dr. Garth Russo, executive director of the University Health Center and chair of UGA’s Medical Oversight Task Force. “However, we are by no means out of the woods yet. We know that we had a short week due to the Labor Day holiday, and we hope that we will not see a spike in positive cases from activities that weekend. Each member of our campus community must remain diligent in our individual efforts to curb the spread of the virus if we want to keep these numbers on a downward trend."
The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, has “nearly 50,000 students, faculty and staff,” according to the university.