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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC's total active cases up to 88

USC has 88 total active COVID-19 cases, according to the university's online COVID-19 dashboard

The total is comprised of 83 students and 5 employee cases, and it marks an increase from the 67 total active cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday.

Between March 16 and March 18, the university conducted a total of 3,317 COVID-19 tests with a positive rate of 0.98%. Of this total, 2,685 were student tests with a positive rate of 1.16%, and 632 were employee tests, with a positive rate of 0.21%.

There were 857 pending COVID-19 test results as of March 18.

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 students, and at 1311 Pendleton St. for faculty and staff only. Testing is also available at the Student Health Center, by appointment only.

The university moves into its third cycle of mandatory testing next week. Next week is Group One's required testing week. Students can find which mandatory testing group they are in here.

There have been a total of 1,501 active COVID-19 cases on campus since Jan.1. Students account for 1,323 of these cases, while employees account for 178. Of the total 1,501 cases, 1,413 have recovered.

The university has decreased its quarantine and isolation spaces on campus from 600 to 457. Of the 457 spaces, 6.56% are being used.

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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