WMU reports 72 new COVID cases Friday
Western Michigan University on Friday reported 72 new COVID-19 infections during the first three days of last week. The university reports coronavirus data biweekly on its COVID-19 dashboard.
The new cases among students and staff brings the infection total to 235 since students began returning to campus in August.
So far, university officials have no plan to implement a lockdown or send students home, according to reporting by MLive.
WMU spokesperson Paula Davis said the university plans a targeted approach to shutdowns, focusing on affected areas of the campus rather than the campus as a whole. The university has already halted sports after student athletes tested positive for the virus.
The school’s positivity rate is worrying. As of September 16, 21.3% of all COVID-19 tests conducted on campus were coming back positive.
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