Weekly Summaries

Weekly Summary for 03/28/2021 to 04/03/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.17% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 03/28/2021 and 04/03/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.36% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.56% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 39 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, 4 are among members of our community who reside on campus, 2 are undergraduates, and 26 are graduate students. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 35 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 03/20/2021 to 03/27/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.33% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 03/20/2021 and 03/27/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.37% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.43% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 76 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, 15 are among members of our community who reside on campus, 2 are undergraduates, and 55 are graduate students. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 64 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 03/14/2021 to 03/20/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.13% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 03/14/2021 and 03/20/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.2% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.45% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 31 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, 4 are among members of our community who reside on campus, 3 are undergraduates, and 10 are graduate students. One of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 35 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 03/07/2021 to 03/13/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.15% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 03/07/2021 and 03/13/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 1.86% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.45% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 36 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, 9 are among members of our community who reside on campus, 6 are undergraduates, and 10 are graduate students. One of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 31 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 02/28/2021 to 03/06/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low.

This past week’s positive cases represent 0.2% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 02/28/2021 and 03/06/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 1.67% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.39% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 46 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, 16 are among members of our community who reside on campus, 22 are undergraduates, and 8 are graduate students. One of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 49 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 02/21/2021 to 02/27/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This is due to the low number of close contacts for each case and the fact that few of the new cases appear to be related to each other, or to previous cases.

Overall, our percentage of positive cases this week is consistent with what is being seen across the Commonwealth. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.01% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 02/21/2021 and 02/27/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.41% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 21 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, 4 are among members of our community who reside on campus. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 31 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 02/14/2021 to 02/20/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This is due to the low number of close contacts for each case and the fact that few of the new cases appear to be related to each other, or to previous cases.

Overall, our percentage of positive cases this week is consistent with what is being seen across the Commonwealth. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.06% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 02/14/2021 and 02/20/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 1.89% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.53% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 14 positive tests at MIT through Covid Pass and clinical testing, 0 are among members of our community who reside on campus. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 12 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 02/07/2021 to 02/13/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This is due to the low number of close contacts for each case and the fact that few of the new cases appear to be related to each other, or to previous cases.

Overall, our percentage of positive cases this week is consistent with what is being seen across the Commonwealth. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.13% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 02/07/2021 and 02/13/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.22% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 0.80% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 25 positive tests at MIT, 23 are among members of our community who reside off campus. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 5 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 01/31/2021 to 02/06/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This is due to the low number of close contacts for each case and the fact that few of the new cases appear to be related to each other, or to previous cases.

Overall, our percentage of positive cases this week is consistent with what is being seen across the Commonwealth. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.20% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 01/31/2021 and 02/06/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 2.96% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 1.06% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 31 positive tests at MIT, 29 are among members of our community who reside off campus. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 27 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.

Weekly Summary for 1/24/2021 to 01/30/2021

Bar graph showing percent of positive tests for MIT, Cambridge, and Massachusetts, as described in textThanks to ongoing adherence to our safety protocols by our community, risk of transmission on the MIT campus remains low. This is due to the low number of close contacts for each case and the fact that few of the new cases appear to be related to each other, or to previous cases.

Overall, our percentage of positive cases this week is consistent with what is being seen across the Commonwealth. This past week’s positive cases represent 0.26% of all COVID-19 tests conducted at MIT between 1/24/2021 and 01/30/2021. For comparison, the current seven-day percentage average for positive tests is 3.44% in Massachusetts and the current 14-day average for positive tests is 1.31% in Cambridge.

Among this week’s 41 positive tests at MIT, 34 are among members of our community who reside off campus. None of this week’s cases indicated suspected disease transmission in MIT campus buildings.

Based on this past week’s new cases, MIT Medical’s contact tracing has identified 21 close contacts within the MIT community. These close contacts have been contacted by MIT Medical, and advised to quarantine. Close contacts are defined as individuals who spent more than 15 minutes cumulatively within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19, from two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic people, two days prior to positive COVID-19 test.