The Daily Gamecock

COVID-19 dashboard update: Total active cases up to 187

USC is currently facing 187 total active cases of COVID-19 on campus, according to the updated online COVID-19 dashboard.

The cases are comprised of 170 students and 17 employees, with 4,878 total tests performed between Feb. 2 and Feb. 4. 

The overall positive rate was 1.40% for this period. Even though more tests came back positive during this reporting period than the last, the overall positive rate decreased from last week's rate of 1.63%. 

Of these tests, 3,860 were students with a positive rate of 1.62%. The 1,018 employees tested had a positive rate of 0.77%. 

More than 2,000 test results are currently pending. 

As of Feb. 5, there have been 1,044 total active cases of COVID-19 on campus since Jan. 1. Since then, 857 of these people have recovered from the virus.

Of the 600 spaces in the quarantine and isolation dorms, 9.60% of them are in use. 

Students and faculty can find the testing schedules and locations for this week on the university‚Äôs 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 0.18, 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.