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COVID-19 Dashboard

Testing

Testing data is reported on this page once a week. These figures represent Northwestern University students, staff and faculty. Data is provided by Northwestern testing vendors and through self-reporting.

Read about the University's testing protocols.

View the 2020-2021 dashboard archive.

 

9.28%
Positivity Rate
last 7 days (5/6-5/12)
450
New Positives
last 7 days (5/6-5/12)
4,847
Total Tests Received
last 7 days (5/6-5/12)
0.37
Day Avg Test Turnaround
last 7 days (5/6-5/12)

Confirmed Cases

The confirmed cases chart will be updated Fridays by 1 p.m. Our goal is to be open and transparent, which we believe is essential to help stop the spread of the virus.

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

A Note on the Data

Northwestern introduced self-reported at-home and off-site test results into the data beginning the week of Dec. 17. Community members generally report off-site or at-home test results only in the case of a positive test, inflating the resulting positivity rate. Self-reported test results will continue to be reflected in the data going forward. Northwestern offered minimal on-site testing during the weeks of Dec. 17-23 and Dec. 24-30 due to Winter Recess, so those weeks are largely reflective of off-campus self-reported cases.

On Jan 21, 2022 we posted adjusted totals for Dec 31-Jan 13 to remove multiple positive results from the same individuals who re-tested after their 5-day isolation period.

Bar chart values for confirmed COVID-19 cases; May 6-12, 2022: Faculty 29, Staff 85, Non-Undergrad Students 110, Undergrad Students 226; April 29-May 5, 2022: Faculty 47, Staff 60, Non-Undergrad Students 89, Undergrad Students 106; April 22-28, 2022: Faculty 16, Staff 41, Non-Undergrad Students 46, Undergrad Students 86; April 15-21, 2022: Faculty 16, Staff 38, Non-Undergrad Students 59, Undergrad Students 114; April 8-14, 2022: Faculty 18, Staff 29, Non-Undergrad Students 81, Undergrad Students 176; April 1-7, 2022: Faculty 17, Staff 24, Non-Undergrad Students 64, Undergrad Students 52; Mar 25-31, 2022: Faculty 13, Staff 13, Non-Undergrad Students 74, Undergrad Students 60; Mar 18-24, 2022: Faculty 4, Staff 9, Non-Undergrad Students 22, Undergrad Students 10; Mar 11-17, 2022: Faculty 2, Staff 10, Non-Undergrad Students 12, Undergrad Students 10; Mar 4-10, 2022: Faculty 5, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 13, Undergrad Students 20; Feb 25-Mar 3, 2022: Faculty 2, Staff 6, Non-Undergrad Students 11, Undergrad Students 43; Feb 18-24, 2022: Faculty 4, Staff 5, Non-Undergrad Students 17, Undergrad Students 126; Feb 11-17, 2022: Faculty 2, Staff 14, Non-Undergrad Students 23, Undergrad Students 167; Feb 4-10, 2022: Faculty 9, Staff 14, Non-Undergrad Students 14, Undergrad Students 85; Jan 28-Feb 3, 2022: Faculty 8, Staff 13, Non-Undergrad Students 17, Undergrad Students 57; Jan 21-27, 2022: Faculty 16, Staff 25, Non-Undergrad Students 54, Undergrad Students 86; Jan 14-20, 2022: Faculty 18, Staff 36, Non-Undergrad Students 85, Undergrad Students 90; Jan 7-13, 2022: Faculty 31, Staff 66, Non-Undergrad Students 175, Undergrad Students 210; Dec 31, 2021-Jan 6, 2022: Faculty 24, Staff 122, Non-Undergrad Students 351, Undergrad Students 439; Dec 24-30, 2021: Faculty 39, Staff 151, Non-Undergrad Students 199, Undergrad Students 217; Dec 17-23, 2021: Faculty 23, Staff 145, Non-Undergrad Students 486, Undergrad Students 155; Dec 10-16, 2021: Faculty 8, Staff 56, Non-Undergrad Students 139, Undergrad Students 25; Dec 3-9, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 23, Non-Undergrad Students 72, Undergrad Students 25; Nov 26-Dec 2, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 21, Non-Undergrad Students 22, Undergrad Students 16; Nov 19-25, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 6, Non-Undergrad Students 12, Undergrad Students 12; Nov 12-18, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 9, Non-Undergrad Students 19, Undergrad Students 9; Nov 5-11, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 15, Undergrad Students 5; Oct 29-Nov 4, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 4, Non-Undergrad Students 16, Undergrad Students 8; Oct 22-28, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 6, Non-Undergrad Students 29, Undergrad Students 6; Oct 15-21, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 6, Non-Undergrad Students 44, Undergrad Students 5; Oct 8-14, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 9, Non-Undergrad Students 21, Undergrad Students 10; Oct 1-7, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 4, Non-Undergrad Students 23, Undergrad Students 5; Sep 24-30, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 7, Non-Undergrad Students 19, Undergrad Students 27; Sep 17-23, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 8, Non-Undergrad Students 14, Undergrad Students 61; Sep 10-16, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 9, Non-Undergrad Students 14, Undergrad Students 5; Sep 3-9, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 4, Non-Undergrad Students 13, Undergrad Students 9; Aug 27-Sep 2, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 4, Non-Undergrad Students 21, Undergrad Students 4; Aug 20-26, 2021: Faculty 4, Staff 5, Non-Undergrad Students 17, Undergrad Students 5; Aug 13-19, 2021: Faculty 5, Staff 6, Non-Undergrad Students 16, Undergrad Students 2; Aug 6-12, 2021: Faculty 2, Staff 5, Non-Undergrad Students 7, Undergrad Students 8; July 30-Aug 5, 2021: Faculty 2, Staff 9, Non-Undergrad Students 9, Undergrad Students 17; July 23-29, 2021: Faculty 3, Staff 5, Non-Undergrad Students 2, Undergrad Students 0; July 16-22, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Non-Undergrad Students 6, Undergrad Students 1; July 9-15, 2021: Faculty 2, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 1, Undergrad Students 1; July 2-8, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 4, Undergrad Students 3; June 25-July 1, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Non-Undergrad Students 0, Undergrad Students 0; June 18-24, 2021: Faculty 0, Staff 1, Non-Undergrad Students 2, Undergrad Students 0; June 11-17, 2021: Faculty 1, Staff 0, Non-Undergrad Students 0, Undergrad Students 0;

Regional Data

About the Dashboard

  • The Average Test Turnaround metric is a measure of the average time from when a sample is received at the testing facility to when the result of the test was available.
  • Confirmed case counts are based on data from Northwestern’s various testing vendors. It includes Northwestern University students, staff and faculty. This data may include the same individuals under more than one category if they have multiple university roles. 
  • Confirmed case counts include self-reported external test results; however, the chart will only reflect results submitted prior to the close of the week.