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COVID-19 dashboard update: USC reports 44 active cases

USC reported a total of 44 active COVID-19 cases on its updated COVID-19 dashboard on Tuesday. 

Of the total cases, 40 are student cases and four are employee cases. The number of cases has decreased since the 59 cases reported on Friday.

Between April 16 and April 19, USC conducted 1,618 tests with a positive rate of 0.47%. This is a lower rate than the 0.69% positive rate between April 13 and April 15. 

Of the 1,618 tests, 1,333 were student tests with a positive rate of 0.55%. 285 tests were employee tests with a positive rate of 0.00%. 

Since Jan. 1, there have been 1,843 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those, 1,799 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 3rd floor Russell House.

Currently, 0.88% 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.