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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC reports 43 active COVID-19 cases, a decrease since last week

The updated USC COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 43 active COVID-19 cases as of March 1.

Of the total cases, 40 are student cases and three are employee cases. The number of cases has decreased from the 78 cases reported on Friday.

Between Feb. 26 and March 1, USC conducted 2,796 tests with a positive rate of 0.44%. This is lower than the 0.48% positive rate reported between Feb. 23 and Feb. 25. 

Of the 2,796 tests, 2,314 were student tests with a positive rate of 0.43%. The other 482 tests were employee tests with a positive rate of 0.47%.

Since Jan. 1, there have been 1,311 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those, 1,268 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 the third floor of Russell House.

Currently, 1.75% of the 600 quarantine dorms are in use. 

The alert level is at 0.09 and remains 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.