Each week, The Temple News will provide a brief breakdown of COVID-19 trends and cases at Temple University.
Case counts include students and employees registered at any of the Temple campuses in the Philadelphia area, according to Temple's active COVID-19 case control panel.
Here's what happened this week:
What happened to the Temple cases?
Temple has 136 active COVID-19 cases on and off campus, including 132 among students and four among employees, as of April 8,
Reported by The Temple News.
The university recorded 36 new COVID-19 cases this week and 100 new cases during the week of March 28, The Temple News reported.
Temple averaged 134 active COVID-19 cases over the past seven days through April 8, The Temple News reported.
Twenty-three students living in university housing tested positive for COVID-19 as of April 8, The Temple News reported.
Temple administered 5,446 tests this week and 7,633 tests the week before, The Temple News reported.
The university recorded a 0.66 percent positivity rate among those tested this week, down from a 1.31 percent rate last week, The Temple News reported.
Temple's invitation-only campus COVID-19 vaccination clinic for city students, employees and residents administered more than 1,100 vaccinations this week and about 550 vaccinations last week, wrote Mark Denys, Director of Health Services Student, in an email to The Temple News.
What happened to the cases in Philadelphia?
Philadelphia recorded 510 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, up from 606 on March 30.
The city averaged 539 new cases per day from March 23 to April 6, according to city data.
The city averaged 503 new cases per day from March 16 to March 30, according to city data.
Pennsylvania is one of five states that accounted for more than 40 percent of COVID-19 cases in the country last week due to the spread of new, more contagious variants of the COVID-19 virus, reported 6ABC.
Zip codes 19121 and 19122, which span the main campus, have recorded 5,103 positive COVID-19 cases and 83 combined deaths since March 2020, according to city data.
Philadelphia has recorded 135,632 COVID-19 cases and 3,333 deaths since the start of the pandemic, according to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
As of April 9, more than 589,000 people in Philadelphia were partially vaccinated and more than 363,000 people were fully vaccinated, according to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.
Philadelphia is currently in Phase 1C, which includes postal and package delivery workers, sanitation workers, utility workers, and cleaning and maintenance personnel, The Temple News reported. Residents age 65 and older and residents with high-risk medical conditions are eligible in the earlier phases.
Philadelphia will expand vaccine eligibility to include all residents 16 and older on April 19, The Temple News reported.