UNH reports 49 active COVID-19 cases; 38 faculty, 11 students


Hannah Donahue

The University of New Hampshire (UNH) has a total of 49 active cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) as of Sept. 22. Of these cases, 11 are students and 38 are faculty and staff. The total number of cases in isolation are 11 people, with two on campus. There are 51 people in quarantine with 16 quarantining on campus.  

The COVID-19 test results page was updated on Wednesday Sept. 23 at 8 a.m. with the data from the previous day. These results can be found on the UNH Coronavirus Website

In the past seven days, there have been 22,543 test results and 39 of those results were positive tests making the positivity rate 0.17%.  

On Sept. 16 UNH Chief of Police Paul Dean announced via email to UNH students that there was a second cluster of COVID-19 positive cases at the Gables—a five-building on-campus apartment complex that houses about 1,000 students. Since the announcement of the cluster, Gables residents are no longer allowed to have visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The first cluster was at the Theta Chi fraternity. Dean reported in the email that there were a total of 20 positive cases at the Gables since the first day of classes. Only 10 of those cases remained active as of Sept. 16. 

The cumulative results since July 29, 2020 are a total of 106,266 negative tests (99.84%) and 165 positive tests (0.16%).  

There have been an average of 3,251 tests per week at the UNH lab between Sept. 16 and Sept. 22. These results include multiple tests from the same individuals, and incorporate all cumulative test results reported by ConvenientMD, Quest Diagnostics, and UNH Lab.