NewsCovering Kentucky


UK releases more results from COVID-19 testing

uk testing.jpg
Posted at 4:26 PM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 16:29:55-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — In an update released Saturday afternoon, the University of Kentucky announced 31 students have tested positive for COVID-19.

According to the UK COVID-19 testing website, those 31 positive results cover a time period through Wednesday, August 5.

As of August 5, UK had conducted 4,950 tests for a 0.6% positivity rate.

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.

Testing is offered through a third-party expert — Lexington-based testing and genomics company, Wild Health — that has been retained by the university.