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IU-Bloomington reports 687 positive COVID-19 cases, 26.3% increase from previous week

IU-Bloomington reported 687 positive COVID-19 cases among faculty, staff and students from Jan. 13-19, according to the IU COVID-19 dashboard. 569 of those cases came from students, and 118 came from faculty and staff.

This is a 26.3% increase from the Jan. 6-12 positive COVID-19 case count at 544 on IU’s dashboard.

Bloomington campus vaccination rates are at 95.1% for students, faculty and staff. This number includes individuals who are fully or partially vaccinated, according to the dashboard. IU does not require documentation of the booster shot, so no data for those is currently available. IU is offering $20 in Crimson Cash to those who report their booster shot to the university, according to IU’s COVID-19 website.

Related: [IU offers 6 types of COVID-19 testing amid Omicron surge]

​​IU continues to recommend everyone receive a vaccination and booster shot. People ages 5 and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Adults 18 and older are eligible for a Moderna booster five months after the initial two-shot series, and everyone ages 12 and older is eligible for a Pfizer booster five months after their initial two-shot series. Adults 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine can get a booster dose at least two months after their first shot.

Visit ourshot.in.gov to schedule a vaccine appointment or check eligibility criteria.

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