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COVID-19 on campus: USC reports 87 active cases

The University of South Carolina reported 87 active cases of COVID-19 on campus in its updated online dashboard Tuesday.

Seventy of these cases are students and the remaining 17 are faculty and staff. The 87 is a reduction in cases compared to last week's 190.

Between Sept. 19 and Sept. 25, USC conducted 6,038 student tests and 1,460 faculty and staff tests. Students had a positive rate of 1% while faculty and staff had one of 0.6%.

Students will receive an email indicating whether it is their week to be tested. Locations for testing for all include the Carolina Coliseum and Russell House basement from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1311 Pendleton Street is open to testing for faculty and staff. More details can be found here.

Since Aug. 1, 1,371 total people have contracted COVID-19. 1,251 of them were students and the remaining 120 were faculty and staff.

Around 65.7% of the student body has been vaccinated. Around 75.8% and 64.6% of faculty and staff, respectively, have been vaccinated. Percentages might be greater as some students, faculty and staff might have not uploaded their vaccine card, according to the dashboard.

Students, faculty and staff can get a walk-in vaccine appointment at University Health Services between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Appointments can be made ahead of time through MyHealthSpace. More information on the vaccine can be found here.

The alert level of campus is at the "New Normal" level of .30. The alert level is calculated considering factors such as campus testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine, campus health care capacity and others.

The dashboard is updated every Tuesday.