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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC sees decrease in cases, down to 47

USC now has 47 total active coronavirus cases on campus, according to the updated online COVID-19 dashboard of USC.

Of these cases, 44 are students and 3 are employees. Tuesday's update of 47 cases is a decrease from Friday's update, which saw 58 total active cases on Oct. 29.

Between the last update and Tuesday's update, 1,256 people were tested with a positivity rate of .97%. Both of these numbers were a decrease from the last update. The student positive test rate is 1.26%, while the employee rate is 0%. There are 533 tests pending results.

The university's quarantine and isolation dorms are at 3.76% capacity, with 25 of the 828 spaces filled. Quarantine/isolation housing is located in Bates West, the National Advocacy Center, SpringHill Suites and the Holiday Inn Express on Washington Street.

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. 

As of this update, a total of 2,628 university employees and students have recovered from the coronavirus since Aug. 1.

The alert level remains at 0.27, 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.

This story was last updated at 6:51 p.m.