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COVID-19 dashboard update: Total cases up to 108, testing more than doubles

USC is facing 108 total active coronavirus cases as of Friday, according to the updated COVID-19 dashboard.

Of the total count, 106 are students and two are employees. The number of test results received more than doubled between Friday and Tuesday, with a total of 3,834 being tested between the two days. 

The tests had an overall positive rate of 1.05%, down from last update's 3.21%. Students had a positive test rate of 1.24%, and employees had a rate of .22%.

Since Aug. 1, a total of 2,942 people have contracted the virus and 2,834 people have recovered from it. 

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 828 total spaces in the quarantine and isolation dorms are 5.66% full.  

The alert level has increased to 0.45 from the last update's 0.27. This is still in 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.   


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