Boston College conducted 596 fewer undergraduate tests last week than it initially reported it had done on Saturday. BC changed the number of undergraduate tests conducted last week from 2,647 to 2,051 on Tuesday afternoon “to correct a data error,” the University’s COVID-19 dashboard said.
Massachusetts authorities will take the lead on contact tracing at Boston College in an attempt to stop the spread of the disease after the number of COVID-19 cases increased at the University last week.
Newton Mayor Ruthanne Fuller has requested that BC increase its testing and said she does not support the University leasing additional space in Newton for isolation or quarantine facilities.
Boston College has reported 21 additional cases of COVID-19 among undergraduates since Thursday. The positivity rate for undergraduates tested last week dropped from 3.75 percent on Thursday to 2.5 percent on Saturday, according to BC’s COVID-19 dashboard.
Three additional undergraduates tested positive for COVID-19 out of the 109 who were tested this week, according to BC’s COVID-19 dashboard.