The Daily Gamecock

COVID-19 dashboard update: Cases down from 303 to 151

The updated COVID-19 dashboard reported a total of 151 active COVID-19 cases on Tuesday. 

Of the total cases, 137 are student cases and 14 are employee cases. The number of cases decreased from the 303 cases reported last Friday.

Between Jan. 15 and Jan. 18, USC conducted 1,371 tests, with a positive rate of 3.39%. This is a higher rate than the 2.74% positive rate reported between Jan. 12 to Jan. 14. 

Of the 1,371 tests, 1,027 were student tests with a positive rate of 4.02%. 344 tests were employee tests with a positive rate of 2.03%. 

Since Jan. 1, there have been 586 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those, 435 have recovered.

Students and faculty can find their testing schedules and locations for this week on the university’s COVID-19 website. Testing will be done at the Student Health Center and the Carolina Coliseum.

As of now, 3.26% of the 600 quarantine dorms are in use. 

The alert level is at 0.27 and remains between the “new normal” and the “low” alert levels. The alert level is based on 11 factors, including campus testing, isolation capacity and campus case burden.

The COVID-19 dashboard is updated every Tuesday and Friday.