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The Tufts Daily
Where you read it first | Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Flora Meng


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This Week in COVID-19: Tufts reaches highest number of recorded cases in a day, students isolate in dorms

​​COVID-19 cases are on the decline following a surge on the Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus. The university reported 25 new cases on Friday, down from 79 new cases on April 12th, when Tufts set a record for the most positive cases reported in a single day. The previous record was set on Jan. 3 and April 8, when the university reported 68 cases in a day. 

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This Week in COVID-19: Cases rise following spring break, Tufts reinstates mask mandate

COVID-19 cases have increased on the Medford/Somerville campus following students’ return from spring break. The University reported 28 new cases on Saturday and 68 the day before. This marks the second time Tufts has reached the highest recorded number of cases in a day. The average number of COVID-19 cases in a day increased by around 10% in the past week, with an average of 29 students testing positive each day in the week before Saturday. 

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