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COVID-19 on campus: USC reports 190 active cases

The university's updated COVID-19 dashboard reported a total of 190 active COVID-19 cases from Sept. 12 to Sept. 18. 

Of the total cases, 164 are student cases and 26 are employee cases. The number of cases has decreased since the 386 cases reported last Tuesday.

USC conducted 8,473 tests with a positive rate of 2.8%. This is a lower rate than the 4.7% positive rate between Sept. 5 to Sept. 11. 

Of the 8,473 tests, 7,090 were student tests with a positive rate of 1.6%. 1,383 tests were employee tests with a positive rate of 1.2%. 

Since Aug. 1, there have been 1,299 positive COVID-19 cases. Of those, 1,109 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, 1311 Pendleton Street and the basment of Russell House. 

As of Sept. 18, it is estimated that the vaccination rate on campus is around 65.2% between students, faculty and staff. The student vaccination rate is around 64.5%, the faculty vaccination rate is around 75.5% and the staff vaccination rate is around 64.6%. 

The alert level is at 0.50 and is set between the “new normal” and “low” levels. 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.


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