The Daily Gamecock

COVID-19 dashboard update: Cases increase to 97, highest since mid-September

Friday’s COVID-19 dashboard update saw 97 total active COVID-19 cases on campus, up from Tuesday’s 88.

This is the highest number of on-campus cases recorded by the dashboard since mid-September. Of these cases, 92 are students, and five are university employees. There are 689 pending tests results.

Additionally, the total positive test rate has decreased to 1.89% from Tuesday’s 2.89%. The student positive test rate is 2.26%, while among employees, the positive test rate was 0.66%. There were 2,011 tests performed during this testing period.

Of the university's 828 available quarantine spaces, 6.08% are in use, up from Tuesday’s 5.66%.

Testing schedules and locations, which include Davis Field and behind the Student Health Center, can be found on the university's COVID-19 website.

Those experiencing symptoms should make a telemedicine appointment through MyHealthSpace.

The alert level remains at 0.36, the “New Normal” level. 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.