GS announces 277 positive COVID-19 cases after third week

Eden Hodges, Editor-in-Chief

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article said 32 cases were reported by faculty. That was incorrect as this number includes faculty and staff as “employees”.

Georgia Southern saw a decrease in COVID-19 cases last week, announcing Monday 277 positive COVID-19 cases in the third week.

While case numbers are down from last week, GS had the most positive cases ever reported by university employees last week at 32 cases.

“Georgia Southern’s COVID-19 numbers are reflecting similar trends in the region, state and country. Recognizing that COVID-19 vaccines offer safe, effective protection, we continue to urge all students, faculty, staff and visitors to get vaccinated either on campus or with a local provider,” read a disclaimer above GS’ weekly report.

32 cases were reported from employees. 230 cases were reported on Statesboro’s campus, 43 on Armstrong’s campus and four on Liberty’s campus.

COVID-19 Analysis

  • Total positive cases: 277
  • University confirmed: 48
  • Self reported: 229
  • Students: 245
  • Employees: 32
  • Statesboro campus: 230
  • Armstrong campus: 43
  • Liberty campus: four
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