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

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

Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News
Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News

The update September 16 online at said there were 14 students testing positive in the past three days, 33 in the past seven days. One employee tested positive in the past three days and 4 in the past seven.

The University plans to return to weekly rapid COVID tests for students, faculty and staff and enforce mask-wearing indoors but has no plans so far to suspend in-person learning.

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

On the other hand, the SUNY COVID tracker says there have been no positive COVID cases in 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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