GS announces 31 positive COVID-19 cases after sixth week

New report marks full month of decline

Eden Hodges, Editor-in-Chief

Georgia Southern saw a decrease in COVID-19 cases for the fourth week in a row, announcing Monday 31 positive COVID-19 cases in the sixth week.

Positive cases have reduced by over half, with officials reporting 72 cases last week. Compared to last year’s trends, case numbers are still a little higher. This time last year, GS was down to 19 cases, but case numbers stayed in the teens until after the holidays.

“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. Additionally, everyone is encouraged to wear a mask or face covering while inside campus facilities,” read a disclaimer above GS’ weekly report.

16 cases were reported from employees. 52 cases were reported on Statesboro’s campus, 20 on Armstrong’s campus and zero on Liberty’s campus.

COVID-19 Analysis

  • Total positive cases: 31
  • University confirmed: 4
  • Self reported: 27
  • Students: 26
  • Employees: 5
  • Statesboro campus: 24
  • Armstrong campus: 7
  • Liberty campus: zero
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