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12 test positive for COVID-19 on first day of University of Kentucky campus testing

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Posted at 5:10 PM, Aug 06, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The University of Kentucky has released data from the first date of student COVID-19 testing.

The results found of 1,600 people tested on August 3, only 12 tested positive for COVID-19, a 0.75% positivity rate.

Results, including number of individuals tested, number of positive results and the positivity rate, will be updated daily. Numbers will reflect results for tests conducted three days prior to the day.

The data includes campus testing and does not include testing performed by UK HealthCare.

Between Aug. 3 and Aug. 22, testing (for all students — undergraduate, graduate and professional) will be available at no cost to students at five sites on campus and offered through a third-party expert — Lexington-based testing and genomics company, Wild Health — that has been retained by the university.