November 14 – 20

This is the last update for the Fall semester.

Current Status

Active Positive Cases

Faculty & Staff 19

Students 21

Faculty & Staff

TESTS POSITIVE ISOLATED CLEARED PRECAUTIONARY
QUARANTINE+
RELEASED
FROM
QUARANTINE
Surveyed* 1,878 2
Symptomatic or Contact-Traced# 233 9
Total 2,111 11 11 15 24 20

Students

TESTS POSITIVE ISOLATED CLEARED PRECAUTIONARY
QUARANTINE+
RELEASED
FROM
QUARANTINE
Surveyed* 13,269 6
Symptomatic or Contact-Traced# 152 7
Total 13,421 13 13 6 152 83

Combined Total

TESTS POSITIVE ISOLATED CLEARED PRECAUTIONARY
QUARANTINE+
RELEASED
FROM
QUARANTINE
Total 15,532 24 24 21 176 103

Total Surveillance Tests: 15,840

* Includes sample testing across the population without respect to reported symptoms or potential contact with others who might be COVID-19 positive.

# Includes all tests conducted on those reporting symptoms consistent with potential COVID-19 infection, and on those who may have been in close contact with others who might be COVID-19 positive.

+ Precautionary Quarantine includes individuals who have been identified through contact tracing or who have voluntarily reported they are quarantining due to symptoms, possible exposure, travel or family circumstances.

Does not include testing of student athletes who returned to campus in July 2020, before the survey testing program was launched. Duke previously reported that 26 student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19. All went through the required isolation and were cleared to return to their daily activities.

By Week

Cumulative Results

Since August 2

Faculty & Staff

TESTSPOSITIVEISOLATEDCLEAREDPRECAUTIONARY
QUARANTINE+
RELEASED
FROM
QUARANTINE
Surveyed*16,8095
Symptomatic or Contact-Traced#2,45884
Total19,267898970236171

Students

TESTSPOSITIVEISOLATEDCLEAREDPRECAUTIONARY
QUARANTINE+
RELEASED
FROM
QUARANTINE
Surveyed*148,68264
Symptomatic or Contact-Traced#1,26262
Entry Tested**8,87326
Total158,8171521521311,5321,394

Combined Total

TESTSPOSITIVEISOLATEDCLEAREDPRECAUTIONARY
QUARANTINE+
RELEASED
FROM
QUARANTINE
Total178,0842412412011,7681,565

Total Surveillance Tests: 150,344

* Includes sample testing across the population without respect to reported symptoms or potential contact with others who might be COVID-19 positive.

** Includes testing for all undergraduates returning to the Durham area for the fall semester (from August 2-16); and of all graduate and professional students returning to the Durham area (from August 17-30).

# Includes all tests conducted on those reporting symptoms consistent with potential COVID-19 infection, and on those who may have been in close contact with others who might be COVID-19 positive.

+ Precautionary Quarantine includes individuals who have been identified through contact tracing or who have voluntarily reported they are quarantining due to symptoms, possible exposure, travel or family circumstances.

Does not include testing of student athletes who returned to campus in July 2020, before the survey testing program was launched. Duke previously reported that 26 student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19. All went through the required isolation and were cleared to return to their daily activities.

All students living on campus or who plan to be on campus for approved academic purposes are required to undergo testing for COVID-19 upon their arrival to campus. 

Regular testing begins the week of August 17 for half of the undergraduate students residing on campus and will be expanded in subsequent weeks to include all on- and off-campus students, undergraduate, graduate and professionals.

Latest Updates on Testing

Testing Update: November 14 - 20, 2020

In the last full week of the Fall semester, Duke University’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing program received results from 15,532 tests administered to students and faculty/staff

Testing Update: November 7 - 13, 2020

Duke University’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing program received results from 16,146 tests administered to students and faculty/staff from November 7 - 13, 2020. In total, there

Testing Update: October 31 - November 6, 2020

Duke University’s comprehensive COVID-19 testing program received results from 15,858 tests administered to students and faculty/staff from October 31 – November 6, 2020. In total,

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