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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC now facing 76 cases in decrease from last week

USC is now facing 76 total active cases of COVID-19 on campus, according to the university's updated online COVID-19 dashboard.

Of these cases, 65 are students and 11 are employees.

The 1,643 tests performed during the last reporting period, Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, had a positive rate of 1.5%. Students made up 1,450 of these tests, with a positive rate of 1.7%. The other 193 of these tests were employees, with a positive rate of 0.53%.

There are 583 tests pending.

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.

Since Jan. 1, there have been a total of 1,190 cases of COVID-19 on campus. Of these, 1,038 have been students and 152 have been employees. 1,114 of these cases have recovered.

Of the 600 spaces in the quarantine and isolation dorms, 2.36% are in use.

The alert level is at 0.09, which is the "New Normal" level. It was also at this level during the last update. 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.


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