The Daily Gamecock

COVID-19 dashboard update: Cases up to 181

The updated COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 181 active COVID-19 cases.

Of the total cases, 161 are student cases and 20 are employee cases. The number of cases has increased since the 151 cases reported on Tuesday.

Between Jan. 19 and Jan. 21, USC conducted 2,677 tests, with a positive rate of 3.90%. This is lower than the 5% positive rate between Jan. 15 and Jan. 18.

Of the 2,677 tests, 1,979 were student tests with a positive rate of 4.59%. Among the 698 employee tests, there was a positive rate of 1.81%.

Since Jan. 1, there have been 699 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those, 518 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.

Students can also find which groups they are a part of for the university's mandatory testing here.

Currently, 8.42% of the 600 quarantine dorms are in use.

The alert level is at 0.36 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.