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USC COVID-19 update: Active cases down to 88, testing rises from last week

The total active cases at USC have fallen to 88, according to an updated USC COVID-19 dashboard. 

The data for this update comes from numbers gathered as of Sept. 24. Of the total active cases, 84 are students and 4 are employees. The total case count is down by seven, compared to the last update's count of 95. 

A total of 1,560 tests were administered between the period of Sept. 22 to Sept. 24. This is up from the Sept. 18 to Sept. 21 period's 838 tests administered. Two hundred ninety-six tests are still pending. 

The positive rate of total tests this period is 0.71%, down from the last period's 3.10%.

The quarantine and isolation spaces now have 96.1% of their capacity available. This means 796 spaces in Bates West, the National Advocacy Center, SpringHill Suites and Holiday Inn Express are open. Thirty-two spaces are in use. 

The alert level is still at the lowest "new normal" level. 

The alert level is calculated using 11 factors, including testing, on-campus case burden and quarantine/isolation capacity.  

According to the USC COVID-19 website, locations and times to be SAFE tested for COVID-19 include: 

Monday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 650 Lincoln and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Greek Village. 

Tuesday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Synovus Bank and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for faculty and staff at 650 Lincoln. 

Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Davis Field II.

Thursday, Oct. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Davis Field II and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 650 Lincoln for faculty and staff.  

Friday, Oct. 2, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 650 Lincoln and 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Synovus Bank for faculty and staff. 

There will also be testing at Founder's Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 27 to Oct. 3 and Martin Luther King Jr. Park from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 3.  

The COVID-19 dashboard will be updated every Tuesday and Friday. 


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