University Of Arizona Encouraged By Recent Downtrend In Its COVID-19 Cases
University of Arizona President Robert Robbins is encouraged by a downtrend in COVID-19 cases among his campus community over the past two weeks.
“Our most recent data results, Friday, had 13 positives from 966 tests, a positivity rate of 1.3%, down slightly from the rate I reported two weeks ago at 1.7%," he said during a Monday press conference.
About 10% of the test results over the past several days were produced through a new university program that provides students and employees with COVID-19 PCR test kits that they can take with them on the go, Robbins said. He called this a good first sign that the program is increasing COVID-19 test accessibility among the campus community.
Robbins said he feels the low positivity rate shows masks, social distancing and regular handwashing work to control the spread of the virus.