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COVID-19 on campus: Dashboard reports an increase in cases to 47

The updated COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 47 active COVID-19 cases.

Of the total cases, 43 are student cases and 4 are employee cases. The number of cases has increased since the 40 cases reported last Tuesday.

Between Oct. 17 and Oct. 23, USC conducted 7,569 tests. Of the 7,569 tests, 6,451 were student tests and 1,118 tests were employee tests, with a positive rate of 0.5% for students and 0.2% for faculty and staff. This is a lower rate than the 0.7% positive rate reported for faculty and staff between Oct. 10 to Oct. 16. For students, the rate remained the same.

Since Aug. 1, there have been 1,539 positive COVID-19 cases.

Students and faculty can find their testing schedules and locations for this week on the university’s COVID-19 website. Student testing will be done at the Carolina Coliseum and the Russell House basement. Faculty and staff can be tested at 1311 Pendleton St.

As of Oct. 23, it is estimated that the vaccination rate on campus is around 67.3% total between students, faculty and staff. Student vaccination rate is around 67.1%, faculty vaccination rate is around 75.9% and staff vaccination rate is around 63.7%.

The alert level is at 0.30 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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