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IU-Bloomington reports 806 positive COVID-19 cases, 17.3% increase from previous week

<p>IU graduate student Mary Sluder restocks COVID-19 tests Oct. 15, 2020, at Memorial Stadium. There were 806 positive COVID-19 cases reported this week among students, faculty and staff.</p>

IU graduate student Mary Sluder restocks COVID-19 tests Oct. 15, 2020, at Memorial Stadium. There were 806 positive COVID-19 cases reported this week among students, faculty and staff.

IU-Bloomington reported 806 positive COVID-19 cases among faculty, staff and students from Jan. 20-26, according to IU’s COVID-19 dashboard. Of those cases, 710 came from students, and 96 came from faculty and staff.

Cases have risen each week since the beginning of the semester. There was a 17.3% increase from Jan. 13-19 at 687 cases.

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

Vaccination rates on campus rose to 95.2%. This number includes those who are fully or partially vaccinated. IU does not require documentation of the booster shot, so no data for those shots are currently available. IU will offer $20 in Crimson Cash to those who report their booster shot to the university, according to IU’s COVID-19 website.

​​IU continues to recommend everyone receive a vaccination and a 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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