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IU-Bloomington reports 385 cases, significant drop from previous week

<p>In IU&#x27;s weekly &quot;Ask Aaron&quot; webinar, Dr. Aaron Carroll announced that vaccinated IU students and faculty will not be selected for mitigation testing. IU-Bloomington reported 385 positive COVID-19 cases this week, a 52.2% decrease from last week.</p>

In IU's weekly "Ask Aaron" webinar, Dr. Aaron Carroll announced that vaccinated IU students and faculty will not be selected for mitigation testing. IU-Bloomington reported 385 positive COVID-19 cases this week, a 52.2% decrease from last week.

IU-Bloomington reported 385 positive COVID-19 cases from Jan. 27 to Feb. 2 among students, faculty and staff. Of those cases, 337 came from students, and 48 came from faculty and staff.

This is a significant case count drop from last week’s 806 positive cases, creating a 52.2% decrease this week.

Vaccination remains at 95.2% on campus. 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.

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

​​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.

CORRECTION: A previous version of the graphic on this story misstated the number of cases on IU-Bloomington's campus from Jan. 27-Feb. 2.

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