Four Westfield State students test positive for COVID-19

WESTFIELD- Westfield State University reported four new COVID-19 cases this week to bring the semester total to 98.

In the weekly report, all four positive cases were identified as students. No Westfield State employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the beginning of the semester. 

Eight students had tested positive the prior week. 

There were 1,594 COVID-19 tests administered last week. The percent-positivity rating for the campus for the week was just .251 percent,  below the current average for Hampden County, which was 4.92 percent on April 8. 

Over the course of the semester 17,549 COVID-19 tests have been administered at Westfield State. The percent-positivity rating for the full semester stands at just .558 percent. 

Westfield State officials have not identified if the students who tested positive were campus residents or commuter students. When a Westfield State resident tests positive for the coronavirus they are sent to Lansdowne Place on Thomas Street to quarantine unless they can make arrangements to quarantine back at their own homes.

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