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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC reports 73 active coronavirus cases

The updated COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 73 active COVID-19 cases.

Of the total cases, 67 are student cases and 6 are employee cases. The number of cases has increased since Tuesday, when 43 cases were reported. 

Between March 2 and March 4, USC conducted 3,791 tests with a positive rate of 1.32%. This is a higher rate than the 0.70% positive rate between Feb. 26 to March 1. 

Of the 3,791 tests, 3,008 were student tests with a positive rate of 1.49%. 783 tests were employee tests with a positive rate of .61%. 

Since Jan. 1, there have been 1,359 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those, 1,286 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 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.