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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC now facing 87 cases

The updated COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 87 active COVID-19 cases.

Of the total cases, 71 are students and 16 are employees. The number of cases has increased since the 76 cases reported on Tuesday.

Between Feb. 16 and Feb. 18, USC conducted 4,975 tests, with a positive rate of 1.12%. This is a lower rate than the 1.31% positive rate between Feb. 12 and Feb. 15. 

Of the 4,975 tests, 3,942 were student tests with a positive rate of 1.13%. The rest consisted of 1,033 employee tests with a positive rate of 1.08%. 

Since Jan. 1, there have been 1,234 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those cases, 1,147 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, the Carolina Coliseum, and the third floor of the Russell House.

Currently, 1.52% of the 600 quarantine dorms are in use. 

The alert level is at 0.09 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.