Officials release COVID-19 tracking dashboard

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The dashboard will be updated daily to show data on the 4,000 community members who remain on campus and will be processed in GW’s public health labs.

Officials released an online dashboard to track COVID-19 cases on campus Monday.

The dashboard includes graphics representing the total number of tests administered, the total number of positive tests and the overall case positivity rate. Officials have administered 7,308 tests as of Monday, resulting in nine positive results, and noted a seven-day positivity rate of .02 percent, according to the dashboard.

The dashboard will be updated daily to show data on the 4,000 community members who remain on campus and will be processed in GW’s public health labs, according to the dashboard. Testing began on Aug. 17 and will continue during each weekday, the dashboard states.

On-campus students are required to be tested for the coronavirus weekly.

“GW’s diagnostic tests were developed by Milken Institute School of Public Health researchers and are being processed in a new public health lab on campus,” the dashboard states. “Testing and results can be viewed by affiliation – student, faculty, staff or contractor – as well as by campus – Foggy Bottom or Virginia Science and Technology Campus. The dashboard also indicates whether a test was performed as part of regular surveillance or because an individual was symptomatic.”

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