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COVID-19 dashboard update: Cases up to 133 as Thanksgiving break begins

USC is now facing 133 active COVID-19 cases, according to the updated online dashboard

The number is an increase from the last update's 108 on Friday. This is the fifth day where cases have remained above 100 since Nov. 19. Of the 133, 125 are students and eight are employees.

Testing also increased, with 5,220 test results coming in compared to 3,775 from the previous update. The overall positive rate is 1.5%, with students having a 1.5% rate and employees a 1.52% rate.

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.

USC also updated its testing policy for returning to campus for the spring semester, requiring a test before returning to campus in addition to monthly tests next semester.

Since Aug. 1, a total of 3,014 people have contracted the virus, and 2,881 have recovered from it.

The 828 total spaces in the quarantine and isolation dorms are 3.77% full.

The alert level has decreased to .36 from the last update's .45. 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 not be updated this Friday, as campus will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving. The dashboard will continue being updated Tuesday and Friday after Thanksgiving break. 


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