Boise State’s Public Health Office has updated their online COVID Tracking Dashboard and reported 77 new coronavirus cases on campus for the week of Sept. 11 through Sept. 17.
Of those new cases, 42 of the 77 are on-campus residential students. The week’s case numbers are a significant increase as the update a week prior on Sept. 11 only showed 17 on-campus residential student cases.
In total, the university has now reported 167 cases on campus: nine faculty and staff cases, 58 on-campus residential students and 99 off-campus students.
The dashboard will track the weekly number of COVID-19 infection rates broken down by category of percentage and number of new cases. Information on the percentage increase or decrease of cases from the prior week will be tracked through the dashboard as well. It will also show the total cases since Aug. 15.
Of the 115 rooms designated for self-isolation in on-campus housing, 42 of the beds are currently occupied. The occupancy rates of these beds — information via the dashboard — is now at 36.5%.
Boise State’s Public Health Office will update the information every Friday morning.