Georgia Southern announces 73 positive COVID-19 cases in week before classes


Eden Hodges, Editor-in-Chief

Georgia Southern officials reported a 143% increase in positive COVID-19 cases since last week’s report, reporting 73 cases the Monday before classes.

Case numbers haven’t topped 70 since February 1, almost a month before GS first started administering the vaccine.

“As we prepare for the first day of Fall 2021 classes this week, the report below indicates 16 confirmed and 57 self-reported cases last week,” said a disclaimer on GS’ website. “Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to take advantage of our on-going on-campus opportunities to get a COVID-19 vaccination.”

16 cases were reported from employees. 60 cases were reported on Statesboro’s campus, 13 on Armstrong’s campus and zero on Liberty’s campus.

COVID-19 Analysis

  • Total positive cases: 73
  • University confirmed: 16
  • Self reported:57
  • Students: 57
  • Employees: 16
  • Statesboro campus: 60
  • Armstrong campus: 13

Liberty campus: zero