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COVID-19 dashboard update: COVID-19 cases increase to 98 active cases

The updated COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 98 active COVID-19 cases.

Of the total cases, 89 are student cases and 9 are employee cases. The number of cases has increased since the 65 cases reported on Tuesday.

Between March 23 and March 25, USC conducted 3,735 tests, with a positive rate of 1.23%. This is a higher rate than the 1.04% positive rate between March 19 to March 22.

Of the 3,735 tests, 3,110 were student tests with a positive rate of 1.22%. The other 625 tests were employee tests with a positive rate of 1.27%.

Since Jan. 1, there have been 1,581 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those, 1,483 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 Russell House.

Currently, 3.94% of the 457 quarantine dorms are in use.

The alert level is at 0.00 and is set at 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.