OSU Coronavirus Positivity Testing Rate Just Above 1%


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The Ohio State University released it's COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday, which includes the results of testing for students and employees just before the start of the new school year. The results show a positivty rate of just over 1%, which is a fraction of the rate for the rest of the state of Ohio.

The dashboard says 80 students and 12 employees tested positive, which is the result of over 7,700 tests administered from August 14th to the 22nd.

The positivity rate for students is 1.16%, and for employees it's 1.44%. 34 students are currently in isolation, and 29 are in quarantine, with the university able to handle another 351 subjects for quarantine.

University spokesman Ben Johnson tells 610-WTVN's Joel Riley that students that live on campus get tested every week, and students that live off-campus are tested randomly. He adds anyone with symptoms is tested as well.

According to the numbers from the Ohio Department of Health released on Tuesday, the positivty rate for tests in the entire state of Ohio is 4%