CMU publishes incorrect number of COVID-19 cases to website
The university has updated its website to reflect the correct number of newly reported COVID-19 cases at Central Michigan University after publishing an incorrect number earlier in the day.
Communications spokesperson Andrea Mestdagh said, "an incorrect number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was unintentionally entered for the week of March 29-April 4."
"When adding data earlier to the Fired Up for Spring site, an incorrect number of confirmed COVID-19 cases was unintentionally entered for the week of March 29-April 4," Mestdagh said. "The Fired Up for Spring Confirmed Cases page currently reflects the correct number."
According to the Fired Up for Spring webpage, there were 80 newly reported COVID-19 cases at CMU March 29-April 4. There were 39 cases reported the week prior.
The number of active cases remained the same. There are 53 active cases among a campus population of about 13,300 people.
In an email on April 1, President Bob Davies addressed the increase in COVID-19 numbers at CMU and across Michigan.
"Here at CMU, we also have seen a significant increase in the number of positive cases over the past two weeks," Davies said. "This is an alarming step in the wrong direction for our state and our campus community, and we must all take steps to reverse the trend."