AUBURN, Alabama (EETV) – Auburn University has reached a number of 6 new cases on campus this week, raising the total number of confirmed cases to 2269 for the University since August.
Additionally, Lee County experienced 179 new cases in the past 14 days. This brings the county's total to 15,468 cases. This includes 101 confirmed deaths and 64 probable deaths, for a total of 165 according to the Alabama Department of Public Health. East Alabama Medical Center also reported 11 hospitalizations with 2 ventilators in use on March 29
The Auburn sentinel testing program, which involves voluntarily testing asymptomatic students, faculty, and staff, conducted 524 tests last week and had a 0.2% positivity rate. ]
Auburn has received a total of 13,900 doses of vaccine so far. 6,616 of the first dose of vaccine and 5,260 of the second dose of vaccine have been administered on campus as of March 29, 2021. Auburn is currently following a phase plan that will be used to distinguish how the vaccine will be administered. The University has entered Phase 1C which includes people who must remain on campus to do their work and cannot practice physical distancing, adults with high-risk medical conditions, people who are 65 years or older, and students who are involved . in remote clinical settings or off campus according to the University Resource Center.
If you think you have or have been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19, please contact the University Resource Center. They can be contacted at 334-844-6000, as well as by email at email@example.com.