Tulane cases remain low amid new COVID-19 variant

Martha Sanchez, News Editor

Cecilia Hammond

A highly infectious omicron subvariant called BA.2 is spreading across the globe in the newest wave of COVID-19, but at Tulane University, case numbers remain low. 

The new variant hit Europe with a rise in cases and is now the dominant strain of COVID-19 worldwide. But at Tulane, COVID-19 is not on the rise yet. There are eight active cases on campus —  five students and three employees. Tulane’s seven-day average rate testing positive is 2.2% — higher than that of New Orleans’ (0.8%) and Louisiana’s (0.8%).

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