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Protect Purdue: 99.26% of Purdue Students Test Negative

This morning, the #ProtectPurdue initiative reported their first student body Covid-19 Test Results.

As the Tweet says, just over 99% of Purdue Students tested negative for the virus.

“With students set to begin classes in one week, Purdue University reports that 99.26 percent of students who have received results of their COVID-19 tests are virus-free. Of the 25,638 results received as of Sunday (Aug. 16), 190 tested positive for COVID-19, for a 0.74 percent positive rate.

As part of the Protect Purdue Plan, all Purdue students are required to have a negative COVID-19 test before arrival on campus for the fall semester, or if recently tested positive, have documentation from the Protect Purdue Health Center that they have completed a 10-day isolation after the test (asymptomatic) or 10 days after symptom onset before arriving on campus.