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USC COVID-19 update: Total active case count increased to 46

The University of South Carolina now has 46 total active coronavirus cases, according to the university's updated COVID-19 dashboard.

In previous weeks, the number has hovered around the 30s.

This sees an increase in cases from the most recent update on Oct. 5, 38 cases. Thirty-six of the cases are students and 10 are employees. Of the 2,507 tests performed between Oct. 6 and Oct. 8, the positivity rate was 1.06%.

Testing schedules and locations can be found on the university's COVID-19 website here.

Those with symptoms should make a telemedicine appointment through MyHealthSpace.

The quarantine and isolation dorms have 22 spaces in use. This leaves 806 rooms empty for use.  Quarantine and isolation housing is located in Bates West, the National Advocacy Center, SpringHill Suites and the Holiday Inn Express on Washington Street. 

As of this update, a total of 2,474 people have recovered from COVID-19. 

The alert level remains at the lowest level, “New Normal.” The alert level is calculated using 11 factors, including testing, on-campus case burden and quarantine and isolation capacity. 

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


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