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According to the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s COVID-19 dashboard on Monday, Oct. 5 at 6:26 p.m., there were seven new confirmed COVID-19 cases during the week of Sept. 27, bringing the total of confirmed cases among students, faculty and staff at UL Lafayette to 133.

This was the lowest number of confirmed COVID-19 cases found among students, faculty and staff in one week since the week of Aug. 30, when there were five cases.

101 students and 32 faculty and staff members are confirmed to have tested positive for COVID-19 at the university since March 16, as of Monday, Oct. 5 at 6:26 p.m.

According to Dean of Students Margarita Perez, the COVID-19 dashboard doesn’t include positive tests that students, faculty and staff have reported themselves, but they are planning to add self-reported cases to the dashboard in the near future.

The university is hosting free walk-up COVID-19 tests near the student union Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., which is run by the National Guard and the Office of Public Health.

According to Chief Administrative Officer at the UL Lafayette Office of Student Health Services Madeline Husband, the results of tests conducted at the testing site near the Union aren’t sent back to the university, so it’s up to the person who was tested to report whether or not their test was positive.

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

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