Binghamton University tops SUNY COVID cases

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Binghamton University leads State University of New York campuses in new COVID-19 infections.

According to the SUNY COVID tracker earlier this week, BU accounted for fifteen percent of positive cases in the system over a rolling 14-day period.

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The September 16 update online at www.suny.edu/covid19-tracker indicated that there were 14 students who tested positive in the past three days, 33 in the past seven days. An employee has tested positive in the past three days and 4 in the past seven.

The University plans to revert to weekly rapid COVID tests for students, faculty and staff and enforce the wearing of masks indoors, but does not yet intend to suspend in-person learning.

As part of the preparation for the new fall semester, the BU has upgraded the buildings filtration and air exchange systems and increased the number of isolation areas on campus for students whose test positive or have been in close contact with someone with COVID.

On the other hand, the SUNY COVID tracker indicates that there have been no positive COVID cases among students or staff at SUNY Broome Community College.

Other SUNY campuses listed with higher infection rates are SUNY Oswego and SUNY Cortland.

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