Stanford reports 16 total new COVID-19 cases

Nov. 8, 2021, 8:45 p.m.

The University reported 11 new student and five new employee COVID-19 cases for the week of Nov. 8, according to the COVID-19 dashboard.

This week’s case count marks the third straight week of increasing COVID-19 cases and an uptick from the six student and eight employee cases reported in last week’s COVID-19 dashboard. Stanford’s seven-day positivity rate rose to 0.08% this week from last week’s 0.05%, though the University’s seven-day positivity rate continues to remain lower than the county’s 1.3% positivity rate and the state’s 2.4% positivity rate.

University spokesperson E.J. Miranda did not immediately respond to a request for comment regarding whether the University’s COVID-19 guidelines will change in response to the increasing cases.

Over the past 62 weeks, Stanford has conducted more than 455,000 student and 261,000 faculty, staff and post-doctoral scholar COVID-19 tests through the University’s surveillance testing program. In total, 368 students and 291 faculty, staff and postdocs have tested positive, according to the dashboard.

The University continues to monitor COVID-19 variants and enforce weekly COVID-19 testing and indoor masking requirements, regardless of vaccination status, and Stanford continues to emphasize that vaccination, testing and masking can mitigate serious illness, according to the dashboard.

Logan Gaines '25 is a staff writer for the News section. Contact The Daily's News section at news 'at' stanforddaily.com.

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