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COVID-19 dashboard update: Cases fall from 181 to 112

The total number of active COVID-19 cases at USC has fallen from 181 to 112, according to the university's updated COVID-19 dashboard.

Of the total cases, 92 are students and 20 are university employees. 

From Jan. 22 to Jan. 25, USC conducted 2,590 tests, with a 2.53% positive rate. This is a decrease from the positive rate of 3.84% between Jan. 19 and Jan. 21. 

Out of the 2,590 tests, 2,257 were students, with a positive rate of 2.95%. Of the 333 employee tests, 0.83% were positive.

There has been a total of 752 COVID-19 cases reported since Jan. 1. Of those cases, 640 have recovered. 

Currently, 6.9% of the 600 quarantine dorms available are in use.

Students and faculty can find the 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 for students, faculty and staff and at 1311 Pendleton St. for faculty and staff only.

Students can find which mandatory testing group they are in here. 

The alert level is at 0.27, which is the "New Normal" level. 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.