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COVID-19 on campus: University dashboard reports 29 active COVID-19 cases

The university's updated COVID-19 dashboard reports a total of 29 active COVID-19 cases. 

Of the total cases, 21 are student cases and eight are employee cases. The number of cases increased since the 22 cases reported last Tuesday.

Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 6, USC conducted 6,803 tests, with a positive rate of 0.2% for students and 0.5% for faculty and staff. 

Of the 6,803 tests, 5,766 were student tests and 1,037 were faculty and staff tests. 

Since Aug. 1, there have been 1,580 positive COVID-19 cases.

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 basement of Russell House.

As of Oct. 30, it is estimated that the vaccination rate on campus is around 67.6% total between students, faculty and staff. Student vaccination rate is around 67.7%, faculty vaccination rate is around 75.0% and staff vaccination rate is around 63.2%. 

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.