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COVID-19 Dashboard Archive

This archive of positive case and testing data from the 2020-2021 academic year will no longer be updated.

Confirmed Cases

Read about how the University handles positive COVID-19 cases.

Bar chart values for confirmed COVID-19 cases; June 4-10, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 0, Undergrad Students 1; May 28-June 3, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 0, Undergrad Students 2; May 21-27, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 0, Undergrad Students 0; May 14-20, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 0, Undergrad Students 0; May 7-13, 2021: Faculty 2, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 4, Undergrad Students 3; April 30-May 6, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Non-Undergrad Students 2, Undergrad Students 14; April 23-29, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 4, Non-Undergrad Students 4, Undergrad Students 45; April 16-22, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 2, Non-Undergrad Students 7, Undergrad Students 30; April 9-15, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 4, Non-Undergrad Students 4, Undergrad Students 20; April 2-8, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 5, Non-Undergrad Students 7, Undergrad Students 35; March 26-April 1, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 9, Non-Undergrad Students 7, Undergrad Students 65; March 19-25, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 4, Non-Undergrad Students 8, Undergrad Students 4; March 12-18, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 4, Undergrad Students 9; March 5-11, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Non-Undergrad Students 3, Undergrad Students 31; Feb 26-March 4, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Non-Undergrad Students 5, Undergrad Students 26; Feb 19-25, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Non-Undergrad Students 6, Undergrad Students 44; Feb 12-18, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 3, Non-Undergrad Students 10, Undergrad Students 33; Feb 5-11, 2021: Faculty 2, Staff 3, Non-Undergrad Students 1, Undergrad Students 19; Jan 29-Feb 4, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Non-Undergrad Students 11, Undergrad Students 16; Jan 22-28, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 6, Non-Undergrad Students 28, Undergrad Students 3; Jan 15-21, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 2, Non-Undergrad Students 9, Undergrad Students 10; Jan 8-14, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 11, Undergrad Students 32; Jan 1-7, 2021: Faculty 4, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 24, Undergrad Students 6; Dec 25-31, 2020: Faculty 3, Staff 5, Non-Undergrad Students 5, Undergrad Students 4; Dec 18-24, 2020: Faculty 4, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 21, Undergrad Students 3; Dec 11-17, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 8, Non-Undergrad Students 7, Undergrad Students 2; Dec 4-10, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 10, Non-Undergrad Students 6, Undergrad Students 2; Nov 27-Dec 3, 2020: Faculty 7, Staff 10, Non-Undergrad Students 11, Undergrad Students 6; Nov 20-26, 2020: Faculty 5, Staff 13, Students 32; Nov 13-19, 2020: Faculty 18, Staff 33, Students 47; Nov 6-12, 2020: Faculty 9, Staff 18, Students 36; Oct 30-Nov 5, 2020: Faculty 9, Staff 11, Students 27; Oct 23-29, 2020: Faculty 6, Staff 10, Students 42; Oct 16-22, 2020: Faculty 6, Staff 5, Students 28; Oct 9-15, 2020: Faculty 1, Staff 4, Students 8; Oct 2-8, 2020: Faculty 2, Staff 2, Students 7; Sep 25-Oct 1, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Students 14; Sept 18-24, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 2, Students 12; Sep 11-17, 2020: Faculty 2, Staff 2, Students 20; Sept 4-10, 2020: Faculty 1, Staff 2, Students 16; Aug 28-Sept 3, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Students 14; Aug 21-27, 2020: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Students 3;

Weekly Tests

Positivity rates are calculated based on total tests taken. An individual may take more than one test.

Bar chart values for weekly tests and positivity rates; June 4-10, 2021: Total Tests 4664, Positivity Rate 0.02%; May 28-June 3, 2021: Total Tests 7107, Positivity Rate 0.03%; May 21-27, 2021: Total Tests 8999, Positivity Rate 0%; May 14-20, 2021: Total Tests 10482, Positivity Rate 0%; May 7-13, 2021: Total Tests 11249, Positivity Rate 0.06%; April 30-May 6, 2021: Total Tests 12122, Positivity Rate 0.14%; April 23-29, 2021: Total Tests 13623, Positivity Rate 0.38%; April 16-22, 2021: Total Tests 11499, Positivity Rate 0.33%; April 9-15, 2021: Total Tests 13250, Positivity Rate 0.19%; April 2-8, 2021: Total Tests 13226, Positivity Rate 0.33%; March 26-April 1, 2021: Total Tests 11156, Positivity Rate 0.67%; March 19-25, 2021: Total Tests 6917, Positivity Rate 0.23%; March 12-18, 2021: Total Tests 11690, Positivity Rate 0.11%; March 5-11, 2021: Total Tests 15680, Positivity Rate 0.22%; Feb 26-March 4, 2021: Total Tests 11155, Positivity Rate 0.28%; Feb 19-25, 2021: Total Tests 11282, Positivity Rate 0.44%; Feb 12-18, 2021: Total Tests 5140, Positivity Rate 0.86%; Feb 5-11, 2021: Total Tests 8143, Positivity Rate 0.28%; Jan 29-Feb 4, 2021: Total Tests 9913, Positivity Rate 0.28%; Jan 22-28, 2021: Total Tests 8820, Positivity Rate 0.41%; Jan 15-21, 2021: Total Tests 9043, Positivity Rate 0.27%; Jan 8-14, 2021: Total Tests 9833, Positivity Rate 0.51%; Jan 1-7, 2021: Total Tests 3624, Positivity Rate 1.1%; Dec 25-31, 2020: Total Tests 200, Positivity Rate 7%; Dec 18-24, 2020: Total Tests 1363, Positivity Rate 2.49%; Dec 11-17, 2020: Total Tests 2061, Positivity Rate 0.82%; Dec 4-10, 2020: Total Tests 2388, Positivity Rate 0.75%; Nov 27-Dec 3, 2020: Total Tests 1781, Positivity Rate 1.85%; Nov 20-26, 2020: Total Tests 5955, Positivity Rate 0.84%;

About the Dashboard Archive

  • Confirmed case counts September 11, 2020 or later are based on data from Northwestern’s various testing vendors. It includes Northwestern University students, staff and faculty and does not include self-reported cases. This data may include the same individuals under more than one category if they have multiple university roles. 
  • Confirmed case counts in the bar chart above before September 11, 2020 include Northwestern students, faculty and staff (including on-campus contractors) who had known, confirmed cases of COVID-19 and who could have presented a risk of exposure to other members of the University community. These figures include both self-reported cases and positive test results from Northwestern University Health Services.
  • If you were identified as someone who has been in contact with, or in close proximity to, any individual who has tested positive for the virus, you will be notified.