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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC has 67 total active COVID-19 cases

The university is has 67 total active cases of COVID-19 on campus, with 63 of these cases being students and four employees, according to the university's updated online dashboard

The total case count is down from the March 12 update, when the university had 90 total active cases of COVID-19.

Between March 12 and 15, a total of 2,313 tests were processed with a positive rate of 0.8%. Of these tests, 1,685 were students, with a positive rate of 0.92%. The remaining 628 tests were employees, with a positive rate of 0.41%. 

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 Carolina Coliseum and the third floor of Russell House for all, and at 1311 Pendleton St. for faculty and staff only. Testing is also available at the Student Health Center, by appointment only.

The university is in its eighth week of mandatory testing. This is Group Four's required testing week. Students can find which mandatory testing group they are in here.

There have been a total of 1,452 cases of COVID-19 on campus since Jan. 1. Of these cases, 1,276 are students, and the remaining 176 are employees. As of Jan. 1, 1,385 people have recovered.

Of the spaces in the quarantine and isolation dorms, 6.13% are in use. According to the dashboard, the university has decreased the number of beds in the quarantine and isolation dorms as active COVID-19 cases decline.

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.