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COVID-19 dashboard update: Cases rise to 178

The total number of active COVID-19 cases at USC has risen from 112 to 178, according to the university’s updated COVID-19 dashboard. 

Of the total cases, 157 are students and 21 are university employees. 

From Jan. 26 to Jan. 28, USC conducted 4,578 tests, with a positive rate of 2.42%.

The positive rate of total tests from the last reporting period has been updated. Tuesday's dashboard update originally showed a positive rate of 2.53% but is now 2.98%. The Daily Gamecock reached out to university spokesperson Jeff Stensland and is awaiting comment. 

Out of the 4,578 tests given during this reporting period, 4,001 were students, with a positive rate of 2.62%. Of the 577 employees tested, there was a positive rate of 1.05%. 

Currently, 1,599 of the 4,578 tests are pending. 

There has been a total of 899 COVID-19 cases reported since Jan. 1. Of those cases, 721 have recovered. 

Out of the around 600 quarantine dorms available, 10.27% are currently 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 remains 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.