DUKE University in North Carolina has seen 97 vaccinated college students and 14 staffers test positive for Covid-19 in just one week.
Officials revealed the dozens of cases were identified on Duke University’s campus, according to reports.
A large portion of the people who tested positive for covid was vaccinated, WRAL reported.
But only one percent of the approximate 10,000 tests administered on school grounds were revealed to be positive.
Included in that small percentage of positive cases, 97 were vaccinated students and 14 were staffers.
WRAL reports that all Duke students and visitors are required to get vaccinated against Covid and continue to use face masks when indoors.
Duke is one of approximately 740 campuses across the nation that made Covid vaccinations mandatory, according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
Duke’s Vice President for Public Affairs, Michael Schoenfeld, revealed the rise in Covid cases stemmed from a handful of indoor events that took place in Durham.
Duke’s Covid Testing Tracker notes that the school’s testing program “continues into the Fall 2021 semester” and “results are updated every Monday afternoon.”
The University of North Carolina has also seen a recent rise in Covid cases among the vaccinated.
Angela Kashuba of UNC took to Twitter last week to say the school is “committed to navigating the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”
“Thanks to the high vaccination rates among the UNX Eshelmam community and weekly testing for those who are not vaccinated, as well as adherence to our community standards, we can greatly reduce the potential for transmission,” she wrote.
Meanwhile, cash-strapped Americans could miss out on an extra stimulus check despite the surge in Delta coronavirus cases that has hit the country.
Around 120,000 daily infections were recorded on average last week but a fourth payment still remains unlikely.