UPDATE: Concord University receives all COVID-19 test results


Thursday, August 27, 2020 4:30 p.m. UPDATE: ATHENS, WV (WVNS) — All of the COVID-19 test results were returned at Concord University.

From the initial group, only five people tested positive. Concord tested 1,559 members of faculty, staff, and students over a three-day period.

Two other positive cases were self reported to university staff. Concord University’s Student Health Center also used its rapid test machine to find two additional cases. That brings the total positive cases to nine. University officials said only two cases are currently active.

ATHENS, WV (WVNS) — Concord University is providing an update following the COVID-19 testing of all students, faculty, and staff.

More than half of the results were returned. As of 4 p.m. on Friday, August 21, 2020, only two positive cases were reported. Those people, and those who were in close contact with the cases, were contacted and will quarantine for 14 days.

Concord University tested 1,556 individuals over a three day period beginning on August 12. Currently, the University has results for 1,083 members of faculty, staff, and students. Two positive cases of those tested at Concord represents 0.18 percent of the reported results.

A small number of other campus community members self-reported positive results from other testing sources; two reported before returning to campus and one person returned home prior to classes beginning.

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