There were two new COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and staff at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last week, according to the university’s COVID-19 dashboard on Monday, April 19, at 6:01 p.m.

According to the dashboard as of Monday, the university has confirmed that 203 students and 141 faculty and staff members contracted the virus and 508 students have told the university they’ve tested positive. This means there have been a total of 852 cases among students, faculty and staff at UL Lafayette.

Confirmed positive tests include tests taken by Student Health Services and UL Lafayette Athletics, as well as tests submitted to the university’s human resources department by faculty, staff and student workers. Self-reported tests were taken by off-campus health care providers. Students in this category sent their results to the dean of students themselves, according to the dashboard.

Last week, no faculty or staff members tested positive. The university confirmed that no students tested positive, and two students reported that they tested positive, according to the COVID-19 dashboard on Monday. 

This is an ongoing story. Stay with the Vermilion for more updates.

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