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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC now facing 78 total active cases

The updated COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 78 active COVID-19 cases, a slight increase from the 64 cases reported on Tuesday. 

Of the total cases, 66 are student cases and 12 are employee cases. 

Between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25, USC conducted 4,332 tests, with a positive rate of 0.73%. This is a higher rate than the 0.53% positive rate reported between Feb. 19 and Feb. 22. 

Of the 4,332 tests, 3,416 were student tests with a positive rate of 0.79%. Employees accounted for 916 of those tests, with a positive rate of 0.51%. 

Since Jan. 1, there have been 1,297 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those, 1,219 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 by appointment only, the Carolina Coliseum on the third floor of Russell House.

Currently, 2.63% 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.