Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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Northwestern COVID-19 positivity rate stable amid decreasing testing on campus

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director May 1, 2022

Northwestern’s COVID-19 positivity rate has remained stable, while testing numbers have declined amid no University policy change in testing or masking. This week’s positivity rate of 5.12% represents...

A blue box of COVID-19 tests is propped up next to a green hand sanitizer bottle to the right. In front are three different types of masks stacked upon one another.

City reports almost no change to new COVID-19 cases, does not report positivity rate

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 28, 2022

Evanston reported 212 new COVID-19 cases this week, two more than last week. The city could not report a positivity rate this week, because the Illinois Department of Public Health did not provide the...

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Northwestern COVID-19 positivity rate declines, still one of the highest reported since beginning of pandemic

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 24, 2022

While Northwestern’s COVID-19 positivity rate declined slightly this week, it remains on the higher end since the start of the pandemic. Last week’s positivity rate of 5.91% was the second highest...

Two COVID-19 testing boxes stacked on top of each other with a testing card to the right and a nasal swab lying in the front.

Evanston COVID-19 positivity rate and hospitalization numbers rise as omicron subvariant becomes widespread

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 21, 2022

As omicron subvariants BA.2 and BA.2.12.1 rise in the Chicago area, Evanston continues to report increases in its COVID-19 positivity rate and case numbers. The city’s positivity rate is at 2.70%,...

Sign on a TV saying that masks are optional at Norris University Center.

NU admin has no plans to implement further mitigation measures as omicron subvariant cases rise

Angeli Mittal, Creative Director April 21, 2022

After last week’s uptick in cases — reaching the second-highest reported positivity rate of the pandemic — Northwestern does not intend to make changes to testing or masking requirements, University...

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